Student attendance is absolutely vital to the attainment of the best possible learning outcomes. When your child is absent they do miss schoolwork and regular absences can have an extremely detrimental impact upon student progress.
Regularly arriving late to school also can have a detrimental impact upon student learning. The bell to start classes goes at 8:50 am so ideally students will arrive at school just before this time.
If your child is genuinely ill then they should not be at school. We ask that you do contact the school and inform us if your child is going to be away from school for any reason. There is a 24 hour student absence line that is available on (07) 3491 1360 where you may leave a message.
If we have not been informed of a student absence we will phone home to follow this up. This is important as we don’t want a situation where you assume that your child is here when they are not.
If children are required to leave school during the day e.g. doctor's appointment, sickness etc, a parent/carer must sign out their child from the school office and then collect the child from the classroom. This is expected to be an unusual rather than a regular occurrence.
Late arrival is processed through the office for all students from prep to year 6. Students arriving late to school, come to the school office with an adult who signs them in, giving the reason for the late arrival. A late pass will be issued and for safety reasons, the adult dropping students off is to walk them to class.