Forms - Online Absentee Notification

Under the Department of Education regulations, the only acceptable reasons for absence from school are: illness or associated appointments - notification in writing being required for each absence.

If your child is not attending school, please phone the office o08 9378 5678 or use the SkoolBag Application, available on the G.P.S App or the website, to notify the school. If you need to take your child out during school hours for an appointment, please sign them out at the office before collecting them from the classroom. The Principal does not have the authority to approve absences for family holidays etc. Absences of this nature remain the responsibilty of the parent. Where this does occur, however, we appreciate prior notice in writing. 

SkoolBag 'Absentee Form'

Step 1 - Click on 'eForms'                                                        Step 2 - Click on 'Absentee Form'



















Step 3 - Complete and submit the Absentee Form (this will then notify the school via email)
















Attendance requirements

As a parent, you are required by the School Education Act 1999 to ensure your child attends school every day that the school is open for instruction (Section 23).

Principals are responsible for monitoring and accurately recording the attendance of every student enrolled at their school in accordance with Section 28 of the School Education Act 1999.

If a student is absent, a responsible person, usually the parent, must notify the principal of the reason for the student’s absence as soon as practical.  If a student is prevented from attending school due to illness, the principal is authorised by the School Education Act 1999 to request a medical certificate from a registered medical practitioner.

Lesson attendance codes are used by all Western Australian public schools to record the reason for every half-day absence.  The use of these codes is determined by the principal.  Accurate record-keeping ensures principals can identify patterns of absence at both a school and individual student level and implement appropriate measures to restore attendance where there is cause for concern.

Absences are grouped as either 'authorised' or 'unauthorised' according to whether they meet the requirements of excusing a student from attendance pursuant to Section 25 of the School Education Act 1999. The total half-day absences are displayed on your child's school report each semester.

Please see the Department of Education website for further details.