It is important that all students attend school from the very first day of the school year, and remain in routine attendance. If your child is unable to attend school for any reason including illness, transferring from interstate or overseas, extended family vacation, etc, it is essential for parents, guardians or caregivers to notify the school as soon as practical regarding the absence. Where possible, you should also provide the school with a return date for the child.
At the commencement of each school year, resources are allocated to schools - including teachers, teacher-aides and school based public servants - based upon the number of students enrolled and verified against attendance records at the school. It is imperative that the school has knowledge of your child's absences to verify continued enrolment and attendance for resourcing purposes.
Phone, email or visit the school your child is enrolled at to let them know your child will be attending, but is unable to be present on Day 1 and why.
This page was last reviewed on 18 Jan 2018