Every Day Counts (It's Not OK to be Away)
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Our school has a strong commitment to maximum student attendance at school because it generally contributes to successful relationships between students and staff, strong feelings of connectedness to school and increased student learning outcomes. We also enjoy acknowledging students and families who are making an effort to attend school on a regular basis with certificates and awards at Assembly.
If your child is absent from school, you will need to call the school office to let us know that they won’t be attending. When your child returns to school, a note will need to be given to their teacher explaining the absence.
If your child has any long term absences from school, (e.g. holidays) a note is required to be given to their teacher informing them of the absence prior to them commencing the absence.
Sample absence note format:
My child, _____________________ from class ______ was absent from school on [dates/s] due to [reason].
Parent name: ________________________
Parent signature: ________________________
If a child is leaving school early, the parent/guardian is required to come to the office to sign their child out, and wait while staff arrange for the student to meet at the office.
Any child arriving to school after 8.35am is required to attend the office, with a parent/guardian, to obtain a late pass.
Students with repeated late attendance are given support by our Assistant Principals, with follow-up calls to parents, and monitoring and encouragement via a "Lateness Improvement Chart". Students who are constantly late for school have to catch up on daily morning activities, such as handing in notes and homework, placing lunch orders, changing take-home books, or reading with their teacher and/or buddies. Students who are late also miss out on important connections with their teacher, their friends and their learning.
School starts at 8:15am.
Classroom lessons begin at 8:30am.
School finishes at 2:40pm.
For more information on bell times, click here.