Absences

If your child is going to be absent from school we would appreciate it if you would inform the school and it is legally binding on us to require a note explaining the absence when your child returns to school. A sample letter follows this entry. Feel free to copy it if you so wish for easy use.

  • A reasonable explanation is required when the child is late for school in the morning.
  • Once a child has arrived at school he/she shall not leave the school without the permission of a teacher and the Principal or one of the Assistant Principals. This includes going home at lunch time.
  • Families need to be responsible for keeping relevant staff well informed about circumstances that influence the children’s schooling and general care between 8.30am and 3.00pm.
  • Custody/access rights information should be re-stated at the beginning of each year or whenever such circumstances arise or change. (Sensitive information is always treated in the strictest of confidence).
  • It would be helpful if changes to normal drop off and pick up arrangements could be conveyed to staff.
  • Parents or their delegates are asked not to take children from the school without notification to the classroom teacher and sign out in the book at the school office.
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    Sample Absentee Notification Form:

    Name of Student:_________________________________________________
    
    
    Class: ______________       Dates of Absence:____________________
    
    
    Reason for Absence: ______________________________________________
    
    
    Signature of Parent/Caregiver: __________________________________
    
    Date:_______________
    
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