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Attendance equals success

10/12/2014

​The following is an extract from Education Queensland regarding the importance of attending school every day.

 

  • It is important that your children attend school every day.   Taking a day off because the fish are biting, or you want to go shopping on your birthday, is not an acceptable reason to miss a day of school.
  • If your child is sick you should contact the school as soon as possible with an estimation of how long your child will be away from school.
  • If your family has to travel away for family or cultural reasons, and expect to be away for more than 10 days you will have to apply for an exemption from Compulsory Schooling.  Exemptions should be applied for and approved by the Principal of your child’s school BEFORE you travel away.
  • It is not acceptable to take your children out of school for holidays. Families should plan their holidays to coincide with school holidays.
  • You can find more information about exemptions: http://education.qld.gov.au/studentservices/inclusive/exemptions/index.html.