Regular attendance leads to improved educational outcomes

We all want our students to get a great education, and the building blocks for a great education begin with students coming to school each and every day. Students develop good habits by going to school every day – habits that are necessary to succeed after school, whether in the workplace or in further study.

Missing school can have a big impact on students academically and socially. It can affect their test results, including VCE, and, just as importantly, it can affect their relationships with other students, and lead to social isolation.

There is no safe number of days for missing school – each day a student misses puts them behind, and can affect their educational outcomes. Each missed day is associated with progressively lower achievement in numeracy, writing and reading.

How to inform the school of an absence

For short-term absences of a day to a week:

  • Log on to Compass©, our Parent Portal and go to the Attendance tab.

For long-term absences please email the Year Level Leader with information. Following parents are asked to:

  • Log on to Compass©, our Parent Portal and go to the Attendance tab.

Parents experiencing problems with their login to Compass© should contact the General Office on 9428 8955 during office hours.

There are resources available to parents to assist with managing student attendance.

Our Year Level Leaders can also be contacted to discuss attendance issues.