Attendance

Attendance of all enrolled students, including those in Kindergarten, is compulsory. It is expected that all students attend a minimum of 90% of the school year. At Maylands Peninsula Primary School, we strive for a target of 96%. In order to achieve this, we encourage parents to:

  • carefully plan holidays to avoid clashes with school term dates;
  • ensure punctuality as lateness is recorded; and
  • schedule appointments outside of school hours where possible.

Did you realise that if your child has one absence every week over 7 years of compulsory schooling, it is the equivalent to over a year of school being missed!

Every day counts
A day here and there doesn't seem like much, but...

WHEN YOUR CHILD MISSES JUST ...

THAT EQUALS ...

WHICH IS ...

AND THEREFORE FROM KINDY TO Y12, THAT IS ...

THIS MEANS THE BEST YOUR CHILD CAN ACHIEVE IS ...

1 day per fortnight

20 days per year

4 weeks per year

Nearly 1.5 years of school

Equal to finishing Year 11

1 day per week

40 days per year

8 weeks per year

Over 2.5 years of school

Equal to finishing Year 10

2 days per week

80 days per year

16 weeks per year

Over 5 years of learning

Equal to finishing Year 7

3 days per week

120 days per year

24 weeks per year

Nearly 8 years of learning

Equal to finishing Year 4

Give your child every chance to succeed …. EVERY DAY COUNTS!

Absences

All absences require written or verbal confirmation from parent to teacher. If your child is absent from school, we request you send an SMS to 0408 947 235 as early as possible and leave a message stating:

  • Your child's name;
  • Room number; and
  • Reason for absence.

Alternatively, you may email your child's teacher or the school with details of their absence, or use the online form.

Late Arrivals

Parents and students must go to the office if arriving after 8.45am to collect a late note that students give to their class teacher.

Early Departures

Parents must sign students out at the office if departing before 3.00pm, or 2.30pm on Tuesday. You will be given a release sticker to take to the class teacher. A teacher cannot release a child without the printed sticker.

Absentee Form

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