Absenteeism and Non Attendance

Absenteeism affects your child’s progress at school.  If a child is not attending, parents are required to phone the school before 9 a.m.  Should the school not hear from a family it will contact the home before 10 a.m.  Parents may text the school on 0274616585 in respect of an absence.  This phone is only for absentees not messages to children.  A note following the absence is required explaining the reason why your child was absent.  Unexplained absences will be recorded as truant absences.  They will be followed up by the Principal and our school based Truancy team.  Planned absences from school during school term require the permission of the Principal.  The Board is required to ensure all students attend school daily unless an approved leave of absence is granted by the school.