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St Joseph's Primary School Catholic Schools


The school articulates the importance of school attendance to maximise learning. Newsletter and signage emphasise that “Every day at school counts.”


The school manages the administration of attendances and absences through the electronic roll marking system. Classroom teachers are responsible for the marking of the rolls each morning and afternoon.


Parents are required to notify the school administration on the very first day of any absence. Student absences are marked as “Unexplained” until notification occurs.


A phone call or email to the parents asking for an explanation of the absence follows if the school has not been notified by 9.30 a.m. on the first day.


During the term, unexplained absence record forms are provided for parents to return with an explanation for outstanding absences. Follow up occurs until the record is up to date.

Absence Notification form

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