Going to school every day is the single most important part of your child’s education. Students learn new things at school every day – missing school puts them behind. If you’re having attendance issues with your child, please let your child’s teacher know so we can work together to get your child to school every day.
Openly communicating with the school about all absences is a good way to prevent attendance issues being escalated to a School Attendance Officer. A School Attendance Officer is a Department of Education and Training Development Regional Director who has authority to follow up attendance issues. Attendance issues that are escalated can lead to an Infringement Notice.
All attendance is checked weekly and we staff have monthly attendance meetings to discuss students with low atendance. Our Welfare Officer or school staff will contact you if there are any concerns about your child’s attendance or punctuality. If your child does not attend regularly, this will affect their learning, confidence and the opportunity to socialise with friends.
We have a term colour wrist band system that is promoted across the school with all those students attending every day and on time for the term receiving a colour wrist band. The aim is to collect all four colour bands across the four terms of the school year and receive a rainbow colour band at the end.
On March 1st 2014, laws were instituted that mean that parents can be fined for not sending students to school without an acceptable reason.
Please remember: EVERY DAY COUNTS!