All student absences need to be explained as soon as possible either through our School App, Email, Contact Form on this Web page, a written note or by contacting the school by phone.
Both the Department of Education’s and Clayton View Primary School’s expectation is that all students will attend school every day. Any student attending school less than 90% of the time is expected to be investigated and if necessary followed up on.
The Department of Education has introduced attendance codes to help identify the number of absences occurring across the state due to family holidays. To assist us in using these codes parents are asked to inform the school in writing, as they would for any other absence, if their children will be away from school on a holiday. If you are planning to have an extended vacation of more than a week you are asked to speak to a member of the Administration team.
If families do take extended holidays during the term, teachers are not required to, nor are they expected to, provide work for periods of absence. It is not simply a matter of teachers running off worksheets and providing them to parents. This does not teach concepts.