WAYS TO NOTIFY THE COLLEGE OF AN ABSENCE / LATE ARRIVAL
-Submit an online absence note, click the following link – Absence Notification
-Respond to the Absence SMS by 3.00pm. This is sent out daily at approximately 10.00am. Your response will then be recorded as your child’s absent explanation. There is no need to send in an additional note.
-Phone the College office on 5525 4100
-Email the College – firstname.lastname@example.org
-Parents must provide a note for All absences and late arrivals within 7 days.
APPLICATION FOR EXTENDED LEAVE- TRAVEL
Please click here to download the Application for Extended Leave- Travel form.
NOTE: This form is to be completed by the Student’s Parent/Caregiver and returned to the College office.
CHANGES TO LEAVE FOR FAMILY HOLIDAYS AND TRAVEL
Please note: Under guidance from the Catholic Schools Office Principals should not be granting leave for family holidays or travel. Please see extract from the ‘Catholic Schools Office Diocese of Lismore – Student Attendance Policy.
|Information: From the beginning of 2015, family holidays and travel are no longer considered under the Exemption from School – Procedures and therefore, as a general rule, principals should not approve leave for this purpose.
An absence, in this case, will be recorded using the code ‘A’ (Unjustified Leave). Travel outside of vacation period is now counted as an absence for statistical purposes. In exceptional circumstances, parents may complete a Form A1 Application for Extended Leave-Travel for consideration explaining why an absence for extended leave is in the best educational interest of the student. The principal may accept or decline this application.
For leave greater than 50 days (10 weeks of a school term) access to distance education or enrolment in another school must be considered.
Correspondence- Late & Early Leave Note to Parents 12thMay2017