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SCHOOL

ATTENDANCE

Attending school every day is imperative to ensuring your child gets the best possible education.

All student absences need to be explained as soon as possible by emailing the attendance team at the school on ClaytonView.PS.Attendance@education.wa.edu.au                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                             

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.   

Did you know:

  • Missing half a day of school each week equates to one month of missed learning time each year

  • The attendance habits set by children when they first start school continue throughout their school life

  • If children miss half a day of school each week between Pre-Primary and Year 10, they would miss almost one full year of learning

  • Learning is cumulative - if children miss a day, it is harder for them to catch up.

Accidents and Sickness at School

If your child is unwell, please keep him/her at home. 

An email to our absentee email address above would be appreciated.

 

                                                                                                 

PLEASE NOTE: IF THERE IS A MEDICAL EMERGENCY AND YOUR CHILD NEEDS TO GO TO HOSPITAL, YOU ARE EXPECTED TO MEET THE COST OF THE AMBULANCE.