Attendance

 

 

Regular attendance at school is essential.  It helps school work, social adjustment, and the development of dependability.  In all cases of absence, the school must receive a written or verbal explanation from the parent.  However, a very sick child should be at home, not at school.  Students do not learn effectively when they are ill.  They may also pass on their illness to other students.  Appointments are unavoidable but please try to ensure your child attends for part of the day if possible.  Holidays taken during school terms are not encouraged.

Parents will be notified via text message if their child is away from school if we have not received a note from a parent before 9:30am. 

All absences must be explained. This can be done via COMPASS or by calling the school office. 

Students should arrive at school at 8.50am ready to commence work at 9.00am but should not arrive too early as staff are only on duty after 8.40am.  

Late arrivals are disruptive to student learning and distracting for all class members.


If a student is late we require parents to sign their child in at the school office. 

Any parent wishing to collect a child from school during school hours must receive approval to do so from the school office, BEFORE going to the classroom.

Any person other than the parent wishing to collect a child during school hours must have a written request from the parent to that effect.

 

N.B.  Students will not be permitted to leave the school grounds during school hours unaccompanied.