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Absences

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​​Reporting an absence

If you know your child is going to be absent for the day, please use Compass (click here for more information​), the parent portal to note the absence.  A written note may also be given explaining an absence which can be given to the Student Services window on return to school. A medical certificate is strongly advised where possible and handed into the Student Services.

Late to school

If students arrive late to school they must report to the Student Services window to sign in and it is encouraged they have a parental note with them explaining reason for lateness. A parent may also not an intended late arrival through the Compass parent portal.

Leaving the school grounds – leave pass

Students are not allowed to leave the school grounds unless a Leave Pass has been obtained and the note signed by a Deputy Principal who has approved the request to leave school grounds.  

In the interest of student safety, a leave pass may only be obtained by supplying a parent signed note detailing the students name, house group, time and reason for the leave pass to the Deputy Principal before school starts. Once the Deputy Principal has signed the note, a leave pass is issued by the Student Services window. Requests for leave passes are not accepted by email or SMS. If a student becomes unwell during the school day, they should seek entry to the sick bay (the student should not contact parents to organise a leave pass). The student signs into sick bay, a member of staff will monitor the student and will contact the parent/carer to organise collection of the unwell student from the school.

Phone calls will only be accepted in the case of emergency.


Students going on holiday procedure

Parents intending to take students for holidays during the school year must apply to the school in writing with parent signature, stating the dates the student will be absent from school and the reason why the vacation must be taken in school time.

If approved by the Director, a green holiday form will be issued to the student which is a request for work or special arrangements for assessment. The student sees each teacher who completes the form before returning it to administration prior to the absence.

An exemption from schooling form needs to be filled in for any student intending to ​take leave for more than 10 school days.

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Last reviewed 24 August 2021
Last updated 24 August 2021