Schooling is compulsory in Queensland
until the age of 16 and students must be learning or earning up to 17 years of
age. Children must attend every day and be on time.
Parents are required to
contact the school on the day of absence and provide a reason for their child's
absence. This can be done by telephoning (07) 3712 5566. Please leave the
- Child's full name.
- Reason and duration of the absence.
Please be aware that if your
child is away from school without explanation, you will be contacted by the
school to ascertain the reason for the absence.
Absences can also be a written
note to the class teacher or by email to: email@example.com
Parents of students who travel
to school by School Transport Assistance must also inform the transport
provider that their child will not be at school for the period of
Late arrivals / early departures
Parents and caregivers can
collect a child from the Administration Office if they are required to leave
school during the day e.g. doctor's appointment, sickness etc., a parent or
caregiver must see office staff.
If a child is being taken to
school after the beginning of the school day, parents and caregivers can drop
their child off at the Administration Office and be taken to class from there.
Just a reminder to parents
that if you intend to have your child away from school for any period of time
10 days or greater, then there is a departmental obligation to apply for an
Exemption from School to cover this time.