|This is within normal range. A child with this attendance rate is able to take full advantage of the teaching and learning opportunities available to them.
This attendance rate is below average. A child with this attendance rate could miss over one year of learning between Prep and Year 10.
This is a poor attendance rate. A child with this attendance rate could miss up to two years of learning between Prep and Year 10.
This is a very poor attendance rate. A child with this attendance rate could miss over two and a half years of learning between Prep and Year 10.
|Being one half hour late for school each day from Year 7 – 12 is equivalent to missing one half year of learning.|
- Students need to attend school regularly to make the most of educational opportunities and to reach their full potential.
- There is a direct link between school attendance and achievement later in life.
- Poor patterns of attendance in the early years lead to poor patterns of attendance throughout the school years.
- Poor attendance makes it difficult for children to form positive relationships with their peers.
What can parents do?
- Ensure that your child attends school on all designated school days.
- Only allow your child to be absent from school if there is a legitimate reason such as illness.
- Immediately notify the school if your child is going to be absent.
- When your child returns to school send a note to the classroom teacher which clearly outlines the reason for your child’s absence.
- Ensure that your child is on time for school every day.
Kylie Baxter – Acting Head of Junior School