DSC_0040It is a requirement of the Department of Education and Training when children are absent from school, that they bring a note explaining the reason for and dates of their absence.

We also encourage punctuality as a self discipline and an important habit to be developed.  Records are kept and notes sent home if there is significant occurrence of lack of punctuality over periods of times.

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.

Remember, every day counts. The following brochure has more information about why attendance is important and include some tips on what you can do to ensure your child attends school each day.

Every Day Counts

For further information, please refer to the Victorian Department of Education website.