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Attendance

10/07/2017

​School attendance is of concern as many students are absent from school across all year levels. Attendance is very important for your child and their learning success. Please talk with your teacher or someone in administration if there is anything we can do to assist in having your child at school, in class learning.

'BE THERE' is the catch cry for enouraging our students to be at school every day to be able to learn.

Attendance target = 92% to 100%

Why must I send my child to school?

Under Queensland law, you must make sure your child of school age is enrolled and attends school al day, every school day unless they have a reasonable excuse. Illness, doing work experience, competing in a school sporting event or going on a school excursion are reasonable excuses for being absent from school. Principals decide if the excuse given for your child's absence in reasonable.

Avoid keeping your child away from school for: birthdays, shopping, visiting family and friends, if they sleep in, looking after other children, minor check-ups or care such as haircuts.

Routine medical or other health appointments should be made either before or after school or during the school holidays.

While it is a last resort, it is important to understand that you may be prosecuted if your child is not attending school regularly.