Attendance

Attendance and Punctuality

School hours are between 9:00 am and 3.00 pm.  Punctuality is important, as is regular attendance.

All students are required to collect a Late Pass is they arrive at school after 9:00 am or if parents need to collect a child prior to 3.00 pm.

The playground is supervised from 8.30 am, then during lunch and recess. Students should be collected promptly at 3:00 pm.

Absences

The law requires that all children’s absences to be noted on class rolls. If your child is sick, please keep him/her at home.A written note explaining the absence must be sent when your child returns to school. If your child is going to be absent, please notify the school by phone and send a note when your child returns to school. Unexplained absences are monitored and noted by the Principal. The district Home School
Liaison Officer checks rolls regularly. It is the legal responsibility of the Home School Liaison Officer to follow up unsatisfactory attendance.  Wherever possible, doctor and dentist’s appointments should be made out of school hours. When taking holidays during the school term, you must advise the Principal in writing. Absences of more than 2 weeks require an official “Leave of Absence” form obtained from the
school office.

Late Arrival

If your child arrives late to school (after 9.00 am) he/she must report to the School Office for a late note, which is then given to their class
teacher. It is best that a parent accompany a student to the office to explain the reason for lateness.

Early Departure

If you wish to collect your child during school hours, for a medical appointment or emergency situation, the parent must report to the office and sign an Early Leavers note.