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Our aim is for all students to attend school at least 95% of the time. This equates to no more than 10 days absence for the year.
|If your child misses ..||That equals ....||Over 13 years of schooling, that's....|
|1 hour per week||7 days / 1.5 weeks per year||Just under half year|
|1 day per fortnight||20 days / 4 weeks per year||Nearly 1.5 years|
|1 day per week||40 days / 8 weeks per year||Over 2.5 years|
|2 days per week||80days / 16 weeks per year||Over 5 years|
Students are expected to attend school unless they are ill, or parents have sought a written exemption from the principal (if less than a month) or the minister of education (if longer than a month.)
Lastly, it is important that students also arrive to school on time. This means that we want students already at school when the first siren goes at 8:50am so they can go to straight to class and be unpacked, ready for learning by the time the second siren goes at 8:55am. Families are able to drop off children from 8:30am as we have a staff member on duty in the yard. This allows plenty of time for children to arrive to school way before the sirens go.
Whilst greeting students at the gate, we have noticed an increase of students arriving late to school after the siren which is concerning as they miss the morning learning routines in place.
We would like your support with this so we can ensure that we have all our students here at school on time ready for learning.
We also have free breakfast breakfast available thanks to Kickstart for Kids. We can do this everyone - let's go!