Attendance

"BE HERE ON TIME, BE HERE BY NINE"

Please ensure that your child arrives at school by 8:55 am each morning.
 
Student attendance is monitored on a daily basis.  Please ensure that you notify the school (Phone:  9367 6555) of the date and reason your child is absent from school.  We will follow up student attendance to ensure that all students have an acceptable attendance rate.
 
'IT'S NOT OK TO BE AWAY FROM SCHOOL"
The Department of Education & Training has adopted the slogan "It's Not O.K. to be Away" as the focus of a campaign to improve student attendance at school.  Research has found that the rate of absenteeism has a significant impact on student learning.
 
The following research is based on student absenteeism over one year:

0-12 Days absent:  This is the acceptable range of absence.  A student in this category is able to fully participate in the available teaching and learning program.
 
11-20 Days absent:  This is an unacceptable  attendance rate.  A student in this category repeated every year could miss out on up to two years of schooling between Prep and Year 10.
 
20+ Days absent:  This is also an unacceptable attendance rate.  A student in this category repeated every year could miss out on over two and a half years of schooling between Prep and Year 10.