Attendance and Absence
Education in NSW is compulsory. This means that all children from six years of age to 17 years of age are legally required to attend school.
Regular school attendance will help to set up your child for success in later life. Daily attendance at school helps your child to develop sound work and study habits and to build and maintain friendships with other children.
Attendance is recorded each day. As a parent or caregiver you are responsible for ensuring that your child attends school every day unless your child:
If you are having difficulty in getting your child to attend school regularly, you are advised to speak with either the school principal or the school counsellor.
If your child has to be absent from school for any reason, including arriving late or leaving early, please notify either your child’s teacher or the school administration officer, by either phone, email, or written note. This communication should be made as soon as possible, but no later than seven days following the absence.
If your child has to be absent from school for more than 10 consecutive days, then an application for extended leave from school form must be completed and submitted to the principal for approval. A copy of the form can be found here (Application for extended leave from school) - (PDF 27KB)
Term Dates for 2019
Term 1: Monday 29 January to Friday 12 April
Term 2: Monday 29 April to Friday 05 July
Term 3: Monday 22 July to Friday 27 September
Term 4: Monday 14 October to Wednesday 18 December
9:00am Session 1
12:05pm Session 2
2:05pm Session 3
Supervision begins at 8.30am for those students who arrive early.
Arriving at school and class on time:
If a student is late for school, this is recorded as a partial absence. Parents are asked to supply an explanation for a partial absence as they would for a full-day absence.
Parents may choose to submit their child’s absence note electronically by using the function on the parent portal.