Erindale College


Attendance

COVID-19 Attendance

Your child’s attendance has been covered from March 24 until end of term April 9 due to the COVID-19 pupil free days.  Should your child come to school during this time please advise the school so attendance can be adjusted.  No further SMS messages will be sent during this time. Unexplained absences for weeks 1 – 6 (March 23) was sent to all students via their school email address. Any unexplained absence still needs to be explained via email to Erindalecollege.absences@ed.act.edu.au.

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In accordance with the Board of Senior Secondary Studies policy, it is expected that students will attend all scheduled classes/contact time/structured learning activities for the units in which they are enrolled.

Teachers mark their rolls in every lesson. It is a legal requirement that parents/guardians explain their child's absence.

Students may V grade a unit if they have unexplained absences which have no acceptable reason to explain the absence.

If students are absent from class for one lesson, a day, or longer, an explanation for the absence is required.

All absences are required to be explained and can be done so by:

  • Email to Erindalecollege.absences@ed.act.edu.au – provided an authorised email address is used
  • Handwritten notes with student full name, dates and/or lines and reason
  • Medical certificate is preferred for 3 or more consecutive days for an absence
  • If a family is planning a holiday or have a sporting commitment an 'advanced notice' form must be completed prior to the absence, with approval granted by the Principal or Deputy Principal. (Forms are available from student services).  An email or note explaining the intended absence must also be attached.

All explanations for student absences must be submitted within five school days after returning to College.

If a parent/guardian contacts the school by phone, whilst this is appreciated, they will be informed that written documentation is also required to justify the absence.

Advance Notice of Absence

Parents are required to inform the college in writing of any advanced absence proposed for 3 or more days, e.g. overseas or domestic travel and interstate sporting events.  In consultation with their teachers, students are required to negotiate the makeup of any missed work or assessment tasks and make a record using the ‘Advanced Notice’ form (available from Student Services). Once complete, this form must then be approved and signed by the Principal or delegate PRIOR to the intended absence.

For more information on ERINDALE COLLEGE ATTENDANCE POLICY please read here

Year 11 and Year 12 Students - V Grade Alert Information - Click Here PDF File

Year 10 Students - Absence and Assessment Alert Information -  Click Here PDF File

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