Taren Point Public School

Telephone02 9524 6379


Attendance and absences

Regular attendance at school is important to ensure satisfactory progress is made in all learning areas. Should your child be absent, legislation requires an explanation be provided outlining the reason for the absence within 2 days of your child's return to school. This can be provided by email, via our online notification form, by phone or via a note to the class teacher.

If your child arrives to school late, he or she must be brought to the school office by an adult where they will be signed in and the reason for being late and time of arrival recorded. If you wish your child to leave early, you are asked to send a note to the class teacher and visit the office to sign your child out.
If you have arranged for an alternative person to collect your child, please advise the office by phone or in writing.

Attendance is recorded each day. As a parent or caregiver you are responsible for ensuring your child attends school every day, including sports days unless your child:

  • has an unavoidable medical or dental appointment (preferably these should be made after school or during holidays)
  • is required to attend a recognised religious holiday
  • is required to attend an exceptional or urgent family circumstance (such as attending a funeral)
  • is sick, or has an infectious illness.

If you are having difficulty getting your child to attend school regularly, you might like to talk to the school principal or the school counsellor.

Any planned absences for 10 days or more require an 'Application for Extended Leave' to be completed and submitted for approval by the principal. If approved, a 'Certificate of  Extended Leave' will be provided to you. It is a requirement that the certificate be carried by you when on leave.

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