If your child is going to be absent from school we would appreciate it if you would inform the school and it is legally binding on us to require a note explaining the absence when your child returns to school. A sample letter follows this entry. Feel free to copy it if you so wish for easy use.
A reasonable explanation is required when the child is late for school in the morning.
Once a child has arrived at school he/she shall not leave the school without the permission of a teacher and the Principal or one of the Assistant Principals. This includes going home at lunch time.
Families need to be responsible for keeping relevant staff well informed about circumstances that influence the children’s schooling and general care between 8.30am and 3.00pm.
Custody/access rights information should be re-stated at the beginning of each year or whenever such circumstances arise or change. (Sensitive information is always treated in the strictest of confidence).
It would be helpful if changes to normal drop off and pick up arrangements could be conveyed to staff.
Parents or their delegates are asked not to take children from the school without notification to the classroom teacher and sign out in the book at the school office.
Sample Absentee Notification Form:
Name of Student:_________________________________________________
Class: ______________ Dates of Absence:____________________
Reason for Absence: ______________________________________________
Signature of Parent/Caregiver: __________________________________