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.
Things you can do
As a parent or carer, you play an important role in helping your child attend every day and get the most out of school. There are a number of things you can do to help your child attend every day.
Of course, we understand that it is not always possible for children to attend every day. If your child is not feeling well, 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 the reason why.
Other methods of providing an explanation include sending in a note, or phoning the school on 6216 4150.
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 a reason has not been provided. 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, please provide details to the school on 6216 4150.
Support for you and your child
If you are experiencing difficulties getting your child to school, please speak with your child's teacher so that we can work together to best support them. If you require additional or urgent support, we encourage you and your family to consider accessing the services and resources listed here.