Why is it important?

We all want our students to get a great education, and the building blocks for a great education begin with students coming to school each and every day.

If students miss school regularly, they miss out on learning the fundamental skills that will set them up for success in the later years of school.

Family-school and community partnerships are an effective way to support and empower positive parent engagement, and bring together family and school to support student learning. We understand some extended absences are unavoidable, such as illness or a serious family situation and endeavour to support families through this time.

● Extended absences can have an impact on student learning and outcomes, and reports may reflect
the impact on their learning growth.

● Parents/carers should consider the impact of long-term absences that are within their control, such
as overseas travel.

● Every student absence must be explained and approved.

● Details in regards to absences from school and school attendance are outlined in the Education
and Training Reform Act 2006

To notify the school of an extended absence, please complete the Extended Absence Approval Form and submit at least three school weeks in advance of the proposed absence.



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