ATTENDANCE - Every Day Counts

We want to make sure all our students get the best education possible which is why attending school every day is so important. Redcliffe Primary School expects students to attend school regularly in order to participate fully and gain maximum benefit from schooling.

The School Education Act 1999 requires children of compulsory school age to attend school. When a child is unable to attend, legislation requires that parents/caregivers forward written notification providing a reasonable cause for the absence of their child. Please note that a telephone message beforehand is encouraged if the absence is anticipated.

The school uses COMPASS SMS messaging service which, on every school day at approximately 10am, will automatically send a text message to a parent or care giver if a child is marked absent without explanation. Parents are expected to respond to these messages. When an explanation is not provided within three days of the original day’s absence, the class teacher will contact the parent or care giver requesting an explanation.

School gates close at 8.40am each day. Students will be required to enter the school grounds through the front office after this time. Students will be recorded as late and a reason for their lateness needs to be provided. In addition, it is important to note that no child may leave the school grounds during the school day without the knowledge of the school Administration. Parents or carers collecting children prior to the end of the school day are required to complete an early departure form and provide an explanation for their child leaving school.