Students must attend everyday (as every day counts!!).
The Education Act prescribes compulsory attendance and clearly defines what
a reasonable excuse is for non-attendance. Parents/Caregivers are required, by law, to ensure that their children attend school on all
days including sports days and excursion days, unless a valid reason for absence exists, e.g. illness, bereavement. All absences must
be explained on the morning of the absence. The school uses a SMS notice system to alert parents to student absences.
The following methods can be used to explain the absence:
- Phone call to the absence line (07) 4169 2360
- Reply to SMS
- Face to face with office staff
- Letter or email
Parents/caregivers are to notify the school if students are or will be absent for a test/exam.
Extended absence - parents/caregivers are to notify the school a few days in advance.
Late arrivals/Early departures
If students arrive late (after 8:50am) to school, for any reason, they must report to the office immediately, to be issued with a "late
slip". They should hand this to their class teacher or the teacher of the first class they have after their arrival. Parents must
accompany students in to the office if late.
Early departures are not encouraged but when this is necessary, students must be signed out at the office if leaving during the day.
Leaving the school grounds
Parents wanting students to leave the school grounds for lunch/other purpose should submit an application for permission
addressed to the Principal or HOSS. For safety reasons, this practice is discouraged. Students must exit through the office.