Student Attendance – why attending school every day matters
Every day your child learns something new. Every day they build on what they know. What they learn today is the foundation for what they need to learn tomorrow. That’s why high student attendance factors strongly in positive outcomes and why attending school every day is so important.
Research by the Telethon Kids Institute found children who attend every day generally do better at school. The more children attend, the more they learn, the more they achieve. This creates more opportunities for their future.
We encourage you to support your child to attend every day. If you need any help, please let us know.
Of course we understand that it is not always possible for children to attend every day. If your child is unwell they are much better off at home in bed.
Please send a text message to the number below if your child will not be attending school.
Our SMS absentee number is 0437 153 976
Include your student’s full name, date of absence and reason why. The School Education Act 1999 requires that an explanation of a student’s absence is provided within three school days from the start of the absence.
An automated SMS will be sent to our parent contact number when a student is recorded as absent and no reason has been recorded. Please reply to this SMS if you have not already advised us of any absences, or phone the school if an error has occurred.
If your child is unwell with COVID symptoms or is deemed a close household contact, please provide details to the school on 6216 4150.