Every 2 years we have external auditors come into our school to review all operations and financial controls. Last week we had our operations audit with plenty of positive feedback about most of our very tight processes that are in place. One area identified as a concern and needing immediate rectification was the management of student unexplained absence.
Each and every student absence must be explained and recorded. During the audit a significant number of unexplained student absences were identified. For many of these absences, the school had sent letters home requesting an explanation but no response was received. Some of these were also as a result of parents verbally passing on the information to the teacher but it not being recorded.
To assist, can we please ask that all parents call the student absence line – 5438 3760 on that day for whatever reason your child is away and leave a message advising their absence and the reason. This would be greatly appreciated and support us in making sure we are keeping all students safe every day.