Western Australian law stipulates that all school-aged children must go to and attend school every day. Each school is required to keep accurate attendance records for all its students which includes attendance:
- in the morning and afternoon for students in Kindergarten to Year 6
- at every lesson for secondary school students.
It is vital children have a high level of school attendance; if they don't they miss out on important ideas and skills they need for future learning. We have developed a guide for parents to help their children develop the habit of going to school every day. Please click here to view and download.
By regulation, parents should forward to school a written explanation for every absence of their child. Medical Certificates should be supplied for long illnesses.
If a parent does not forward a note after three days absence the class teacher may forward an explanatory note to be completed by the parent.
Absences can also be reported via CONNECT; click here for procedure.
When parents have to take their children out of school for long periods, they should contact the principal and class teacher. It is the school's policy to not provide work for children going on holidays (or other family trips). However parents can discuss appropriate activities, which they can provide for their child, with the teacher prior to leaving.