Procedure for student absences
Please call the school before 9.30am to notify us of your child’s absence. An answering machine is available if you need to leave a message. Please leave a clear message with your child’s name and the reason for the absence.
A signed note from a parent/guardian needs to be sent to the office when the student returns to school. Notes from the blue absence books (available at the office) may also be used for this purpose.
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It is a government requirement that any planned absences from school (other than for illness) must be approved ahead of time by the principal.
This includes holidays in term time and participation in elite sporting events, as well as other extracurricular opportunities such as employment in the entertainment industry.
Please download, fill in and return the signed form to the school office as far in advance of the planned absence as possible. You will be informed of the outcome of your application, and if granted, will receive a Certificate of Exemption for your records.
We encourage the school community, wherever possible, to plan holidays during the gazetted school terms. Parents and guardians should be aware that exemption from school is not guaranteed to be granted by the principal.