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Everyday Matters.

In order to access the full curriculum, and give your child the best chance of success, the school aims to support and encourage children to set an attendance goal that is as close to 100% as possible.

The likelihood of learning success is strongly linked to regular attendance and engagement in educational programs. Students who do not attend regularly risk poor academic achievement and a greater risk of social disadvantage.

The below chart shows how the amount of time missed in a year, and if maintained across their schooling can impact on the future of your child.

Attendance Rate Days missed per term Days missed per year Days missed over 7 Years of school (P-6) Primary school time missed (P-6)
90% 5 20 140 72% of 1 school year
80% 10 40 180 1.5 years
70% 15 60 420 2.2 years
60% 20 80 560 2.9 years

Put another way, if a child misses:

  • Five days each term, they miss out on about three terms of primary school
  • One day a week, they miss 1 and a half years of primary school
  • 1.5 days a week, they miss just over 2 years of primary school
  • Three days a week, they miss just over 4 years of school

Students who arrive late to school are also impacting their learning.

How to notify the school of your child’s absence

Parents have the responsibility to inform the school if their child is absent and the reason for this absence. Parents/Carers are asked to inform the school on the first day of any absence by giving a reason for the absence and a likely date of return.

There are 6 ways to contact the school regarding your child’s absence.

Preferred ways of communicating an absence:

  1. Use the online absentee form on this website Absentee Form
  2. Use the Connect absentee form
  3. Send an email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Additional ways of communicating an absence:

  1. Send the class teacher a written note
  2. Phone the school directly on 9397 4300
  3. Speak with your child’s teacher

It is assumed that students who are away from school due to illness are too sick to complete work. In the event they are required to isolate due to a contagious disease (eg COVID-19, Chicken Pox) but are well enough to complete work, please contact your classroom teacher.

Family holidays during the school

We discourage parents from taking children out of school during term time for family holidays. If you wish to take your child out of school for a holiday during term time (for 3 or more days), you must first make an application to the Principal.

Download the Application for Student Leave form.

School work for this time will not be provided but we would strongly promote keeping a journal, either in paper or digitally, plenty of reading books and practice of basic number facts, addition, subtraction, multiplication, etc and practice with currency. You can also access the Department of Education Learning from Home materials.

Please remember that every day away from learning programs can impact on your child’s achievement and progress.


School doors open at 8:15am and school starts at 8.30am. Students who arrive after the 8:30am siren are marked as arriving late.

Students are required to check in at the front office if they arrive late. Students will receive a yellow late card which must be handed to the classroom teacher.