At Bundoora Primary School we understand the vital link between regular attendance and a child’s success at school. Regular attendance has positive implications for each student’s standard of school work, social adjustment and attitude to learning.

Consistent or prolonged absences may have considerable negative effect on a child’s social and academic progress.

Notification of Absence

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) requires that parents/carers inform their child’s teacher, in writing, that they have authorised their child’s non-attendance at school.

If a parent/carer has authorised a planned absence for their child, they should provide written confirmation of this to their teacher prior to the day the child will not attend. Forms are available from our office requesting extended absence, which are to be signed by a parent/carer and our Principal. 

If a child is ill, home is the best place for them to be in order to rest and recuperate.  It is very important that children with infectious illnesses do not attend school as this poses a risk to all members of the Bundoora Primary School community. Parents/carers are required to advise our school of their child’s absence via Compass or calling our office. 

Parents/carers should provide written authorisation of the absence due to illness once the child returns to school.