Student Absence – notifying the College
If a student is to be absent from school, please phone the College Office on 4081 7600 to notify the nature of the absence, if possible before 8:30am. A message containing the student’s name and the nature of the absence can also be emailed to the College on email@example.com.
If the College has not received notification of a student’s absence before 9:00am, we will initiate contact with parents and carers.
Section 176(1)(b) of the Education (General Provisions) Act provides that each parent of a child of compulsory school age has the obligation to ensure their child is attending school on every school day, for the educational program in which the child is enrolled. Failure to comply with the obligation in s.176(1)(b), without a reasonable excuse, is an offence.
Late Arrival or Early Departure
Students arriving after the commencement of class at 8.30am are considered late and must sign in at the office. Parents collecting students before the end of the school day must sign students out at school reception.
|I’m only missing…||That equals…||Which is…||And over 13 years of my schooling that’s|
|10 minutes per day||50 minutes per week||Nearly 1.5 weeks per year||Nearly half a year!|
|20 minutes per day||1 hour 40 minutes per week||Nearly 3 weeks per year||Nearly 1 year!!|
|Half an hour per day||Half a day per week||Nearly 6 weeks per year||Nearly 1 and a half years!!!|
|1 hour per day||1 day per week||Over 10 weeks per year||Over 2 and a half years!!!!|