Students are expected to attend all lessons. Attendance in classes is one of the most important factors in achieving successful learning outcomes.
Teachers record attendance and attendance summaries are forwarded to parents/guardians with reports. Staff will contact parents/guardians concerning any attendance issues. Acceptable reasons for absence include illness, family emergencies or important appointments which cannot be made at other times.
When a student is unwell or unable to attend a class, parents/guardians are to notify the college reception by phone, written note, absence form or a medical certificate as soon as possible, and certainly within a week of the absence. A supply of absence forms is kept at the college reception area.
If students are absent from class without notification parents/guardians will be sent an SMS at the end of each teaching day. If a student is absent it is important for them to discuss with their teacher work that has been missed and what is required for them to catch up.