Attendance

Regular attendance at school is essential if students are to maximise their potential. Schools, in partnership with parents, are responsible for promoting the regular attendance of students.

Parents are responsible for:

  • enrolling their children of compulsory school age in a government or registered non- government school or registering them with the Board of Studies NSW for home schooling;
  • ensuring that their children attend school regularly;
  • explaining the absences of their children from school promptly and within seven days to the school;
  • taking measures to resolve attendance issues involving their children.

Attendance Procedures

Any student arriving at school after the first bell must report to the office to be marked as “Late”. Failure to follow this procedure may result in a student being marked absent on the roll.

Appointments for students during the school day are discouraged. Any student leaving during school hours must be signed out at the office by a parent.

Parent/carers are required to explain a student’s absence within 5 days. This can be done by telephoning the school office, by email to absences@holytrinity.nsw.edu.au  or by letter to the school office.  A preformatted absence form can also be sent through Holy Trinity's Skoolbag App once installed on your smartphone.

Principals may grant leave to students according to the Diocesan Attendance Guidelines.  Details are published in the Parent Handbook and available from the School Office.

Parents may apply to the Principal for an exemption from school attendance for students involved with an exceptional domestic experience such as an overseas family holiday or wishing to participate in employment in the entertainment industry or participation in elite sports events for periods totalling up to one hundred days in a twelve month period. Applications must be made before the absence. Details are available from the Office.

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