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Student Attendance

 
​It is a requirement of the school that all students must attend all scheduled classes.  All absences must be explained and in line with the school's Attendance Policy.  All the substantive requirements of the course must be completed in order for credit to be assigned to the course of study.
Failure to meet with these requirements will result in an interview with the relevant Head of School to discuss continued enrolment.

These standards are particularly important to those students engaging in post compulsory schooling and/or receiving Youth Allowance payments.

These standards are particularly important to those students engaging in post compulsory schooling and/or receiving Youth Allowance payments.

Approved absences include:  Illness, medical and dental appointments and urgent family concerns.

Unapproved absences include:  Part time work social engagements, driving tests, leaving at lunch time (unless for an approved reason).

Parents/carers will be responsible for explaining absences.  This data will be entered into student details database.

Documentation - all students will be required to explain absences by:
  • note, email or phone call to school from a parent/carer
  • medical certificate in many cases.

Late to School

Students must sign in at office on arrival or they will be marked absent for the day.  Students require a note or phone call of explanation on signing in.  Arrival after 10.30am will mean loss of half a day.

The school will no longer take responsibility for adjusting Youth Allowance and Abstudy attendance returns for students who fail to follow the correct procedures of attendance at class, home group or signing in.  Centrelink advises that it will not accept a medical certificate dated 14 days or more after the medical appointment.

Early Departure
If a student is required to leave school prior to 2.45pm, they must bring anote from their parent/carer, giving a reason for the early departure.  The student is to show the note to the appropriate class teacher.  Teachers will not allow students to leave class without a letter from the student's parent.  The student is to then come to the office to officially sign out.

Should the above procedure not be followed, office staff cannot guarantee students can be located in time to meet unplanned requests for early departure.  We understand sometimes an emergency will occur and we will be more than happy to assist parents and students in these situations.

Extended Absences
Students who will be absent for more than ten consecutive school days must apply for an Application for Exemption from Compulsory Schooling or Participation.  This must be completed and approved prior to the absence.

Prior to completing the Application, please read Information for Parents and Students - Compulsory Schooling, for students who have not yet completed Year 10 or Information for Parents and Students - Compulsory Participation, for students in Years 11 or 12.

In any instance, please contact the Administration Office on 5471 5333 prior to submitting the Application for Exemption.