At Balaklava Primary School we believe schools should provide a safe, success orientated and caring environment. We believe that students need to attend school regularly in order to participate fully and gain maximum benefit from schooling. Regular attendance enables children to access a full education, enabling them to reach their full potential. School staff should set an example for students, encouraging and emphasising attendance and punctuality.

Our aim is to ensure all children can access equitable educational outcomes. Monitoring of school attendance enables identification of students at risk and the early implementation of intervention strategies. We believe the early detection and assessment of the causes of school non-attendance and the provision of organisational structures, which are responsive to the needs of students, is vital.

All members of the school community are expected to meet the requirements of attendance and work to the best of their ability and skill as consistently as possible.

Student attendance is everyone’s business.

If you child is absent please notify the school in one of the following ways

  • Communication directly with classroom teacher
  • Phone call to the school
  • Flexibuzz absence
  • Text message – 0428 026 285 or 0408 847 002
  • Speak with administration staff

If your child/ren are going to be absent for 1 week or longer (eg family holiday) you will need to apply for an exemption which must be given to the Principal for approval prior to the absence. Please speak with Administrative staff for further information or to obtain an Exemption form.

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