Student Absences

St Augustine’s Primary School Keilor, acknowledges that education is compulsory for children and young people between the ages of 6 – 17 years, in accordance with Part 2.1.1 of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006, unless an exemption has been granted.

Daily Student Absence Notification

All parents are required to ensure their child attends at St Augustine’s Primary School every day. Where your child is unable to attend school it is the parent’s responsibility to access the Flexibuzz app and fill in the absence form providing all required details to inform the school of the child’s absence. The absence form needs to be submitted by 9.00 am if your child will not be attending school.  Instructions for downloading Flexibuzz, click here: FlexiBuzz

Prolonged Absences

Parents should inform the school in advance of any planned absence. Sufficient notification must be given where the absence is anticipated for greater than 2 weeks. Note: Long periods of absence are discouraged. Parents are expected to plan family holidays during school holiday periods where possible.  

Late Arrival

Where a student is late for school it is the parent’s responsibility to direct their child to collect a late pass from the office. A child is determined to arrive late if their class has moved from the assembly area and has entered the classroom.

Unexplained Absences

In the event that contact is not made with the school on the morning of the absence the school will make contact with the parents, via SMS, to inform them of this occurrence.  Parents will be prompted to access the Flexibuzz app and fill in the absence form providing all required details to inform the school of their child’s absence.

Where a parent fails to respond to the initial contact by the school within 1 hour, a second attempt to contact them will be made. In the event that this communication remains unsuccessful, a subsequent attempt to contact individuals identified as the student’s emergency contact will be made. The school will make all reasonable attempts to determine the location and wellbeing of the student. 


School Photo Day

Our school photo day will be held on Monday 1st April.  School photo order envelopes will be distributed to every student and it is important that the order instructions are followed.  Please click on the following link for all photo ordering: School Photos 

 

  


Important Dates

March 10

  • Fundraiser Cookie Dough orders due

March 14

  • Twilight Sports Carnival 4.30pm-8pm @ Keilor Athletics Track

March 19

  • Hot Dog Lunch Order Day.  Orders due Friday 15 March.

March 20

  • Cyber Safety Parent Information Session - commencing at 6.30pm 

This is a valuable information session for all Parents Prep-6 which looks at ways of keeping your child safe online. We strongly encourage Parents with students in Years 4-6 to attend this session.

 


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