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Fernhill School

Fernhill School

Independence Through Learning

Telephone02 4733 0388


Attendance and Absence Procedure

It is a legal requirement of Department of Education that the school keeps a manual or electronic attendance or absence record for every student.

Attendance and absences are recorded daily for every student.

As a parent /carer you are responsible for ensuring your child attends school every day. You must provide us with an explanation for any absences by means such as a telephone call, a written note (delivered to the office or written in your child’s communication book), through Skoolbag or Seesaw, or an email to the school, within seven days from the first day of any absence. Please attach any relevant doctors’ medical certificates or hospital paperwork to the absence note.

For students who are absent for 3 or more days it is mandatory to provide the school with a doctors certificate.

If your child arrives late to school, you must come via the office and have your child's arrival recorded. Please do not go directly to the classroom as this may result in your child being recorded as absent for the whole day.