Student Attendance and Absences


If a student is to be absent from school, a phone call to the office by 9:00 am would be appreciated. The office will pass on the message to the classroom teacher as required. 


Unnecessary and regular absences from school are detrimental to a child’s education. The minimum standard record of attendance is 85%. Should any student fall below this standard without a good reason, a College Based Attendance Improvement Plan will be devised. This information may be required to be reported to the Catholic Schools Office and Catholic Education Commision, QLD.


A student absence must be explained within seven days of returning to the College. Where no notification is provided, students will receive an 'unexplained absence'.


Extended Leave


Parents seeking leave for their child/ren for a period of more than 5 days are requested to put in writing to the Principal an 'Exemption from Attendance' outlining an explanation for the leave and the period of time required. Please note this request does not equate to automatic approval of this timeframe.