Short term absences - 1 or 2 days
Caregivers are asked to provide a written diary note, detailing the reason for absence. on the day of return to school.
Long term absences - 3 or more days
Parent/caregivers are asked to contact the home group teacher before the absence, if possible, or on the third day at the latest to explain the absence. In addition, a written diary note, stating the reason for the absence needs to be provided on the day of return to school. If the reason is sickness, caregivers are expected to provide a Doctor's Certificate (for 3 days or more).
Very long term absences
Occasionally requests are made by parent/caregivers for students to be absent for very long periods, e.g. to accompany parent/caregivers on an overseas trip. Parent/caregivers are asked to discuss with the Year Level Co-ordinator / Deputy Principal, the implications of long term absences from the school, before firm plans are made. Approval needs to be sought from the Principal. When students are unavoidably absent for a long period of time, where possible the school will provide details of work for students to go on with, if requested to do so.