Not coming to school today?

It is a legal requirement of the Department of Education that all absences are explained within 3 days of the absence and a medical certificate provided for 3 days or more. Not doing this may affect eligibility for events at the School and some Centrelink payments.

Parents/caregivers can let the school know of student absences, explaining the valid reason by:

Parents/Guardians with prior knowledge of an absence (such as a pre-arranged medical procedure) are encouraged to advise the school in advance.

If a student is absent for an unknown reason, parents will be notified by text message. The school must have current mobile phone contacts for this to occur. This system also enables parents/guardians to reply by text.

The school looks forward to working together with parents/guardians to monitor student attendance.

Arriving late to school

Each school day begins with Block 1 at 8:55am. The siren will sound at 8:50am to signal everyone to move to class. 

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure they arrive at school before the bell at 8.50am. Students who arrive after the bell or during the school day are to sign in using the iPad at Student Services and collect a late note before proceeding to class.

  • proceed to Student Services to sign-in and receive a pass to enable entry into class
  • a reason for the lateness should be provided by phone, a note or an email to the school

Leaving during the school day

  • Students must bring a note from a parent/caregiver if they need to leave the school grounds during school hours, explaining the reason for the absence
  • the note should be provided to Student Services Staff
  • Student Services Staff will provide a green pass to the student enabling them to leave class at the specified time
  • before leaving school grounds
  • the student must proceed to Student Services, sign-out and be issued with an official Department of Education Leave Pass

If a parent/caregiver needs to remove the student from school unexpectedly, the parent/caregiver is to phone Student Services on 9965 8415 at the earliest convenience to arrange a collection time

My child is not feeling well

When your child becomes unwell at school, they should not phone parents or caregivers directly. Instead, the following procedure must be adhered to:

  1. Get a note from their teacher
  2. Move to Student Services to receive assistance from our First Aid Officer or School Health Nurse
  3. The school will notify parents or caregivers & the management of their condition will be discussed
  4. Upon collection the student will be signed out and given a leave pass

Transporting sick students is the responsibility of the parent or caregiver

Please also note the First Aid Officer/School Health Nurse are not able to give out pain relief medication (such as Panadol) or administer other medication. This type of medication cannot be provided by the school; however, students are able to bring their own supply.