From the Office





YEARS 7-10

  • Ring the attendance line each time your child is absent from school.  Alternatively, update Compass on the day of the absence.
  • If you are leaving a message on the line please give a reason for the absence.
  • Please provide a note or ring the school if you know your child will be late for any reason.  Too many unapproved late arrivals may result in a lunchtime detention for the student.
  • Ongoing absences due to illness or medical conditions will require a medical certificate or letter from a treating health professional otherwise, the absences may not be approved. Please notify the school if this is the case as soon as possible.


  • Notification of absences is essential for Year 11 and 12 students as their attendance is monitored on a daily basis.
  • For medical absences longer than two days it is wise to provide a medical certificate.
  • Please contact your child’s Coordinator if there is a likelihood of ongoing long term absences for any reason.
  • Students who are absent on days where they have a SAC must provide a medical certificate to cover this period otherwise no allowance will be made to do the SAC at a later date

Why Regular Attendance is Important

Poor patterns of attendance place students at risk of not achieving their educational, social and psychological potential.  Children also need time to socialise with his peers and to build friendships.

Regular attendance at school is particularly important in the transition from primary to secondary school as it can be a stressful time for some children and a consistent pattern of attendance makes this process easier and helps them to overcome some of the initial concerns around being at a new school.  Regular attendance also gives children the opportunity to develop important relationships with their teachers and the school community in general.

Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any concerns about your child’s /children’s attendance.

Kay Priestly