A - Z Parent Guide
Each child is expected to attend every school day unless the parent has a valid reason. See Attendance.
Notification of Absences
For the safety and wellbeing of children, it is a Department of Education and Training (DET) requirement that parents and carers notify the school of their child’s absence on the day of absence (early in the morning or ahead of time where possible). Please provide the school with information pertaining to your child’s absence via our online Parent Portal, Compass (for instructions, please click here).
Absence from school means that learning opportunities are reduced and this can ultimately lead to poorer student achievement – Every Day Counts! Absence from school also impacts on the teacher’s ability to plan and present class work in a sequential and organised manner. This can affect the progress of ALL students in the class, not only those missing, and can make classroom management difficult.
The systematic monitoring of student attendance and the degree to which schools are able to address the absence issue is an important indicator of a school’s ability to maximise the learning opportunities it offers to its students.