Regular school attendance is mandatory and essential for the overall development of children . If your child is absent, you should advise their teacher. You must log your child’s absence/s via your Compass portal (the quickest option is to use the app ‘Compass School Manager’). For further information regarding your Compass login details and how to use the Compass app, please contact the school office on 9347 4822.
Absence During School Hours
Sometimes it may be necessary for parents to take students from school during the day. On such occasions advance notice is appreciated and arrangements must be made for the collection of the student from school. In the interests of overall safety, students are not allowed to leave the school grounds alone during school hours.
In order that the school is aware of all student arrivals and departures, an attendance ‘Note/Approval’ option is available through your Compass portal by moving the selected times to the appropriate time that you would like to sign your child in or out of the school. This automatically prompts the teacher when they mark their the roll. This can be done through your compass app before school starts, during school and after school.
If your child is arriving late during their first morning session (roll marking time) in between the hour of 9.00am-10.00am, they must be redirected to the school office to be signed in. The office staff will sign them under a ‘late arrival’ and they can then head back to their classroom. If your child is arriving after 10.00am for any reason, you must add an attendance ‘Note/Approval’ through your own Compass portal to avoid any text messages alerting you of your child’s absence.
Please note: If you do not log your absences on Compass your child will have “unexplained” absences sitting under their name. This data is sent to the DET each month.