Every Day Counts

The School Education Act 1999 requires children of compulsory school age to attend school (This now applies to Pre-Primary Students). When a child is unable to attend, legislation requires that parents/caregivers forward written notification providing a reasonable cause for the absence of their child. Please note that a telephone message beforehand is encouraged if the absence is anticipated. 

The school uses a SMS messaging service which, on every school day at approximately 10am, will automatically send a text message to a parent or care giver if a child is marked absent without explanation. Parents are expected to respond to these messages. When an explanation is not provided to the Principal within three days of the original day’s absence, the class teacher may send a letter requesting an explanation. 

In addition, it is important to note that no child may leave the school grounds during the school day without the knowledge and permission of the school Administration. Parents or carers collecting children prior to the end of the school day are required to complete a Leave Pass obtained from the front office. 

Aspiri Primary School Student Attendance Policy 2022