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Attendance

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Every Day Counts at Yugumbir State School  

At Yugumbir State School, student attendance is a high priority. We believe that students who attend regularly are more likely to be successful at school. The Yugumbir State School Attendance Policy aims to enhance the process of parents and teachers working as a partnership to support students for future success at school.

Section 176 (1) (b) of the Education (General Provisions) Act 2006, states that, 'each parent of a child of compulsory school age has the obligation to ensure their child is attending school on every school day, for the educational program in which the child is enrolled.'

“Compulsory school age” is defined by section 9 - 'a child is at least 6 years and 6 months of age and to finish when the child turns 16 years of age or completes Year 10, whichever is sooner.'

Key messages

  • Attendance is primarily a parental responsibility.

  • Early attendance patterns tend to be maintained over time. Therefore efforts should be made to rectify poor attendance as soon as it becomes apparent.

  • There is a correlation between attendance and academic performance.

  • Exemptions are required for absences longer than 10 consecutive days.

  • Parents may be prosecuted for their children's poor attendance.

Student absences

Our school uses SOBS Student Attendance Register. Parents/Carers will be sent an SMS (Short Message System) each time their child is away from school. If you receive an absence message from the school, please respond promptly via return SMS as to the reason for your child’s absence.

Keep your mobile phone details up to date. Make sure the school has your current mobile phone number, and notify the school immediately if this number changes.

Alternatively, if you know your child is going to be absent, please notify the school in one of the following ways:

Telephone: 3380 0360

Email: StudentAbsences@yugumbirss.eq.edu.au

Please state the reason for your child’s absence.

In the event of your child contacting an infectious disease, a detailed exclusion table is available for your information.

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Last reviewed 26 May 2020
Last updated 26 May 2020