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Deputy Principal - Attendance

Written on the 7 June 2019 by Frank Ranaldo


Examples of acceptable reasons for student absences include:

  • Sickness, including danger of being affected by an infectious or contagious disease.
  • Unavoidable and sufficient cause, eg:
  • bereavement within the family or of a close friend;
  • family trauma;
  • cultural reasons; or
  • appointments that cannot be arranged out of school hours
  • Participating in school-related events/activities, eg VET, excursion, camp, work experience, etc.

Examples of unacceptable reasons for student absences include:

  • Truancy
  • Helping at home or at parent/caregiver's place of work
  • Part-time or casual work (including travel to and from such work)
  • Appointments which could be made out of school hours (including driving lessons/tests, haircuts, etc).
  • Excessive time for appointments which are avoidable
  • Catching up on assignments or studying during non-SWOT Vac periods



Author: Frank Ranaldo
About: Deputy Principal
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