Attendance - every day counts

A day away from school here or there doesn’t seem like much but absences add up.

When your child misses one day per fortnight, they miss upwards of 4 weeks per year which equates to one year missed over their school life.

Going to school every day is important and Kindergarten sets children up for the rest of their Schooling.

What your child learns each day builds on what they learned the day before. If your child misses school, their learning routine is broken. Students can also lose confidence and miss out on building their friendships.

You have a legal responsibility to send your children to school every school day.

If your child misses school due to illness, religious reasons, family circumstances or other reasons, contact the classroom teacher. Remember to contact the school within 7 days to explain the reason for their absence.

If your child arrives at school late or needs to leave early, you will need to go to the office to sign your child in or out and explain the reason for the absence.

If you’re having difficulty getting your child to school every day and on time, contact the classroom teacher.

If you need help with English, ask for an interpreter. The school will arrange one if available.

You have a legal responsibility to send your children to school every school day.

Supporting attendance - what you can do

Learn more about your role and strategies you can use to support your child's attendance at school.

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If your child doesn't want to go to school, talk to them and try to find out why. There are wellbeing support services offered at schools that can assist.

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