We all want our students to get a great education, and the building blocks for a great education begin with students coming to school each and every day. Missing school can have a major impact on a child’s future – a student missing one day a fortnight will miss four full weeks by the end of the year. By Year 10 they’ll have missed more than a year of school. There is no safe number of days for missing school – each day a student misses puts them behind, and can affect their educational outcomes. Coming to school every day, for the whole day, is vital. If your child must miss school, speak with your classroom teacher as early as possible. Parents can be fined for not sending students to school without an acceptable reason. If you’re having attendance issues with your child, please let your classroom teacher know so we can work together to get your child to school every day. We understand that on the odd occasion your child may be late for school or need to leave earlier than 3.30pm. Please collect either a late arrival pass or an early departure card for these instances.
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