Attendance Matters

Arrival at College

Students are to arrive at school between 8:30am and 8:50am. Gates will be open from 8:30am. Where a student is enrolled in a public school, the School Education Act 1999 (the Act) requires that the student attends the school on site or an educational program of the school elsewhere as directed by the Principal. The parents of a child who is enrolled in a school are responsible under the Act for ensuring their child is attending on a daily basis. Parents or other responsible persons may be asked to provide an acceptable explanation for any absence to the Principal. For the purpose of this policy, parent is defined as the parent at law. The Principal is responsible for creating and maintaining a safe and positive learning environment which promotes engagement and participation, and for the management of regular school attendance. Consistent attendance and participation at school are essential factors in achieving social and academic learning outcomes. Our College is committed to developing a supportive learning environment and an engaging and relevant curriculum that create conditions conducive to regular school attendance.