If a student is late for school, ie. if he arrives after the 8.35 am bell, he must report to the College Office and sign in using his barcode in his diary. A note from parents is required to explain any lateness after 8.35 am. All lateness will be checked and persistent late comers will have parents notified. Unexplained lates are recorded on student reports.
If a student is absent from school a note of explanation from his parents addressed to his Home Room Teacher MUST be given to that teacher on the day of his return to school. Unexplained absences are recorded on student reports.
Requests for permission to leave school early must be put in the form of a written request to the Home Room Teacher. Students report to the College Office before departure and on return to school.
A student requiring leave for family holidays needs to apply for Leave from school to the Principal. Exemption from Attendance at school due to an elite sporting program/entertainment industry program must also be applied for using the correct form. Forms are available from the parent portal and the school office. It should be noted that this absence is often disruptive to a student’s progress and so ought to only be requested if there is no other alternative. This is very important for Record of School Achievement (RoSA) regulations.