Student Absences

Absences

We require a phone call letting us know if a student will be away.
We require a written note when the student returns, explaining the absence.
Should an absent day be planned please let your teacher know prior with a written note in the communication book or diary. This is a legal requirement.

Family Holidays
If a parent or guardian wishes to take a student of compulsory school age out of school for a family holiday an Exemption from School Enrolment/Attendance and Education Enrolment/Participation (ED175) and Fact sheet  must be completed and returned to our school office.  At least 2–3 weeks notice is required.  The Principal has authority to approve temporary exemptions; however month long exemptions are forwarded to the Central Delegate.  

These forms are available from the front office, can be downloaded from the link below or on http://www.decs.sa.gov.au

It is not reasonable to expect the teacher to plan a detailed programme for your child’s experience. Should this be your family’s choice please plan to

1.    Enjoy the break
2.    Complete a travel journal including distance estimations and mapping and the like
3.    Keep up the regular reading, read road signs, travel brochures etc
4.    Take in cultural experiences
5.    Be prepared to make reasonable efforts to catch up on missed work

 ED175 Application for Exempt from School.docx

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