Absences

Class rolls are kept in accordance with the ACT Education Directorate. Class rolls are marked both morning and afternoon by the class teacher and all student absences are recorded. The teacher records an S when written advice has been received that the child has been sick or an L when written advice states that the child has been on leave for that particular day. If the class teacher does not receive any information in regard to the student's absence then an A is recorded for the specific day. All student absences are totaled at the end of each term and recorded on student records.

PROCESS FOR STUDENT ABSENCES

  • Admin staff will email parents  by 10.30am every morning advising of  students who are marked absent for that day.
  • Parents are to email the school’s Absence email ‘Theodoreps@ed.act.edu.au ‘ advising of your child’s absence. This email will act as a  note and will be forwarded  to your child’s teacher as confirmation of absence.
  • Admin staff will email parents three times for ‘Explanation of Absence’. After the third notice your child’s absence will be recorded as an ‘UNEXPLAINED’ absence on the class roll.
  • Students with seven or more unexplained absences per term will receive a notice from the school’s Principal.

STUDENTS ARRVIING LATE TO SCHOOL

If students arrive late to school, parents must come to the front office to sign their child in. Parents are to fill out a purple absent note for notice of absence and their child will take the note to their class teacher.

STUDENTS LEAVING SCHOOL EARLY

If students leave school early, parents must come to the front office to sign their child out using the electronic VPASS system  and take a purple absent note to the class teacher on picking up your child from class.