Every Day Counts – Student absences & Holidays outside of holiday time
At Holy Trinity we are committed to providing your child with an excellent education. The building blocks of a great education begin with all students coming to school each and every day.
Regular school attendance is vital and missing school days can have a big impact on a child’s future – missing one day a fortnight will miss four full weeks by the end of the year. By Year 10 they’ll have missed more than a year of school.
There is no safe number of days for missing school – each day a student misses puts them behind, and can affect their educational outcomes.
If for any reason your child must miss school, there are things we can do together to ensure they don’t fall behind:
- Speak with your classroom teacher and find out what work your child needs to do to keep up.
- Develop an absence learning plan with your teacher and ensure your child completes the plan.
If your child is going to be absent from school, please ring the school office in the morning to avoid receiving a call later the same morning. This also includes any late arrivals due to appointments. Alternatively, you can fill in the Skoolbag APP Absentee Form. You can also notify us via the Skoolbag APP if your child is going to be late.
Absentee Phone Number is: 8746 6400
Remember, every day counts. If your child must miss school, speak with your classroom teacher as early as possible.