Student Absence Line: (07) 3814 9360
Children must attend every day and be on time. Schooling is compulsory in Queensland until the age of 16. The school is obliged to investigate unexplained absences. Parents are required to contact the school either on the day of absence (preferred) or on the day of return and provide a reason for their child's absence. This can be done by telephoning the school's Student Absence Line on (07) 3814 9360. This phone line is available 24 hours a day. Please leave the following information:
Absences can also be a written note to the class teacher or by email:
If your child is absent and we have not been advised, a SMS will be sent to your mobile. Please reply immediately to the SMS explaining the reason. If you do not reply, we will be in contact with you.
Collection of children during school time
If children require to leave school during the day e.g. doctor's appointment, sickness etc., a parent/carer must sign out their child from the school office and then collect their child from the classroom. If you need to collect your child during a lunch break, please notify the office prior to the break as it is difficult to locate students during the actual lunch break.
Identification is required by any persons collecting students during school hours and must be on the student's emergency contact list.
Early departure (signing out)
Early departures for emergencies will be processed up until 2.15pm. By the time the office processes an early departure and the parent collects child from the classroom the early departure becomes redundant. The last section of the day is important so that teachers can finalise daily routines and communications with students.