Please note: If the school is not informed of an absence the school’s administrator will contact the parents/guardians to enquire as to why a child is not in school.
In some instances the cumulative effect of holidays and absence through illness can have serious implications with regard to a child’s progress. Therefore, it is department policy that a child may be taken out of school for up to a maximum of 10 days during term time. Beyond that, all absences other than for illness are regarded as being unauthorised. Requests for leave of absence must be submitted in writing if it is your intention to take your children on holiday during term time. All absences, both authorised and unauthorised will be recorded and reported to parents in July of each year.
The late arrival of children to school causes unnecessary disruption to the classes and creates difficulties with regard to registration, dinner and milk numbers, etc. The school bell rings at 8.50am and children should be in the playground a few minutes before that time. Please note that children arriving late will be given a ’late mark’ and parents will be informed if the frequency of ‘late marks’ is too high. Children arriving after the bell has gone should report their arrival to the school office. Late arrivals for medical appointments are perfectly understandable but it would help if you could let the school know in advance, if possible.