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Attendance and absences

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Attendance and absences

Missing school means your child misses out on vital information and maintaining learning routines. This can result in a loss of confidence and missing out on forming vital friendships.

Attendance is recorded each day. As a parent or caregiver you are responsible for ensuring your child attends school every day, including sports days unless your child:

  • has an unavoidable medical or dental appointment (preferably these should be made after school or during holidays)
  • is required to attend a recognised religious holiday
  • is required to attend an exceptional or urgent family circumstance (such as attending a funeral)
  • is sick, or has an infectious illness.

Families are encouraged to travel during school holidays . If travel is necessary, an Application for Extended Leave may need to be completed. Absences due to travel will be marked as leave and will contribute to your child ‘s total absences for the year.

Students need to attend school regularly to meet the course requirements of the Higher School Certificate.

If you are having difficulty getting your child to attend school regularly, you might like to talk to the school principal or the school counsellor.

If your child has to be absent from school for any reason, including arriving late or leaving early, please either tell your child’s Year Adviser or the administration assistant at our school, or explain the reason by phone, email, or written note as soon as possible and within seven days.

The DET has provided parents with information regarding compulsory school attendance which can be found here