At Cardiff North Public School, we pride ourselves on our excellent rate of student attendance, which is never below the Department’s target. We hope to maintain our record. So, just as a friendly reminder:
If your child is sick or unable to attend school on a particular day, you can notify us by phone, by email, by using the Skoolbag APP or by sending to school a letter explaining why your
child was absent. This now needs to be done within 7 days of the first day of absence.
Teachers are required to contact parents after their child has been absent for 2 consecutive days. This is part of the Department’s Attendance Policy and is just to find out whyyour child isn’t at school. This is a role we must complete as part of this policy implementation.
The Department of Education prefers planned absences, such as a family holiday, to be scheduled for school vacation periods, NOT during school and valuable learning times. Children’s progress often slips back behind their peers if they take an extended period of leave.
We understand that, at times, an extended absence, such as a family holiday, is impossible to avoid. If this happens, please make an appointment with the Assistant Principal orPrincipal to obtain the correct forms to apply for an extended absence and obtain a certificate of approval.