Attendance

School Attendance

We all want our students to get a great education, and the building blocks for a great education begin with students coming to school each and every day.

Missing school can have a major impact on a child’s future – a student missing one day a fortnight will miss four full weeks by the end of the year. By Year 10 they will have missed more than a year of school.

There is no safe number of days for missing school – each day a student misses can affect their educational outcomes.

Parents/Carers should notify St Francis Xavier Primary School of absences by:

  • Informing the classroom teacher if it is a planned absence
  • Contacting reception if it is an unplanned absence :
      • Phoning the School on 5275 1974 and leaving a message
      • Emailing the school
      • Entering the absence on our SIMON (PAM) Parent Portal
      • Sending a note with their child
  • Late arrivals or early departures must be entered via the SIMON Kiosk at the administration office. If a parent/carer is unable to do so, a note must be provided.
  • If an absence is regularly approved by parent/carer as ‘illness/medical’ a medical certificate may be required.
  • If a student will be having an extended absence, for example, a family holiday, a letter will be required from parent/carer.


If you are having attendance issues with your child, please let your classroom teacher know so we can work together to get your child to school every day.

‘Every Day Counts’ - Please click on the link to read more about the importance of ‘Attendance’