Children are required to attend school regularly. Children should attend all school days unless they have a legitimate excuse. This includes the last day of school terms.
Parents are asked to contact school before 8.45.a.m. if their child is likely to be legitimately absent on that day.
It is important that ALL absences are recorded on the school database. Absences can be reported either by a telephone call to the school office, or via an absent note to the class teacher on the child’s return to school. Medical certificates may be required to explain prolonged absences.
LATE: If children are late for school, they should sign in at the school office, explaining reason for lateness and obtain a late pass to take to their class teacher. All late arrivals are recorded on the school database.
Unless children are attending a school organised activity (eg. choir, sports) children should not be on school premises before 8.30 a.m. or after 3.30pm. Supervision can only be guaranteed after 8.30 a.m. and before 3.30pm
In accordance with the Department of Education’s Duty of Care for Students Policy, children who arrive at school before 8.30 a.m. must sit quietly in the undercover area.
Children left late after school
If children are not collected by 3.30 p.m. and we have not been contacted by the adults concerned the following procedure takes place:
- Telephone the home
- Telephone work number (if applicable)
- Telephone emergency number
If we are unable to obtain an answer, Family and Children Services may be contacted.