Grays Point Public School

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GPPS Attendance Procedures

Parent/Carer Responsibilities

·      Ensure that their child attends school on every school day.

·      Provide a satisfactory explanation for all absences.

·      Submit an Absentee Form through the Schoolzine App on the day of any absence.

·      In the case of any planned absences (under 5 days) provide an explanation by submitting an Absentee Form through the Schoolzine App.

·      In the case of any planned absences (5 days or more) complete an Application for Extended Leave Form found on the Grays Point Public School website.


Student Responsibilities

·      Students must attend school every school day. They must be on time and have all necessary equipment.

·      Never leave school during school hours without permission from parents/carers or the school and without signing out at the office.

·      Report to the school office if arriving at school after 9.17am.


School Responsibilities

·      Regularly inform students, staff and parent/carers regarding the attendance policy and procedures and making this publicly available through newsletters and enrolment packages.

·      Monitor student attendance daily through roll marking procedures.

·      Notify parents/carers of any unexplained absences via a letter within a week of an absence, requesting a satisfactory explanation for their child’s absence.  If no explanation is given teachers are required to follow up.

·      Notify the Principal when concerned that the explanation for student absence is unsatisfactory.

·      Offer help to parents and students when school attendance has become a problem.

·      Provide students with school work when they are absent for legitimate extended periods of time.

·      Notify the relevant authorities if non-attendance persists.

View the NSW DOE Attendance Policy