Parents & Community - Attendance

 

We want to make sure all children get the best education possible which is why attending school every day is so important.

Give your child every chance to succeed …. EVERY DAY COUNTS!

We are committed to helping students and families understand that going to school every day and avoiding absences whenever possible is critical to achievement and attendance matters as early as Kindergarten. 

At Spring Hill Primary School, we strive for a target of 96%. In order to achieve this, we encourage parents to:

  • Carefully plan holidays to avoid clashes with school term dates
  • Ensure punctuality as lateness is recorded; and
  • Schedule appointments outside of school hours where possible

All absences require written or verbal confirmation from parent to teacher. If your child is absent from school, we request you send an SMS to 0438 990 841 early as possible and leave a message stating:

  • Your child's name
  • Room number; and
  • Reason for absence

If your child is not feeling the best, please keep them home. 

 

Alternatively, you may email your child's teacher or the school with details of their absence 

 

Late Arrivals

 

All students who are not at school by 8:30 am are late arrivals.  Parents and students must go to collect a late note.

 

Early Departures

 

Parents must sign students out through the Administration office and collect a pass to give to the teacher. 

 

The Department policy states:

 

When a student’s attendance falls below 90%, the school principal is required to investigate the matter and develop a plan (in consultation with the family) to address and restore regular attendance. (that is more than 5 absences per school term).


It is important that you keep your contact records up to date, so we can contact you in case of emergency.