Absence Procedures

When children are unwell they should be kept at home. While we have a dedicated team of first aiders at the school, there are no qualified medical personnel, and facilities for looking after sick children are very limited.

If your child has had a stomach upset or sickness, it is important that you allow a period of at least 48 hours after the sickness has finished, before sending them back to school. Such action will help to prevent the infection spreading unnecessarily to others in the school.

In all cases of your child being sick and unable to come to school, telephoning the office and leaving a message on the answer phone before 9.00am each and every day your child is absent will mean their absence is accounted for (the office will chase parents who have not phoned in confirming reasons for absence).

Please leave the following information:

  • Your child’s name
  • Reason for absence
  • Your relationship to the child

For all planned absences, please complete the form below and return to the office with a minimum of two weeks notice.