WCCS Attendance Procedures for Primary and High School Students
The school is required by the Education Reform Act 1990 to monitor the daily attendance or absence of students in the school by maintaining a daily register for each class of students.
Parents have seven days in which to provide a satisfactory reason as to why your child was absent before it cannot be changed in our system and is listed as an “unjustified reason”.
You are informed of your child’s absence (partial or full day) by two options:
If you think your child is at school and the message is a mistake, just ring the student office for clarification.
Providing reasons for absences:
The three options for how you can explain your child’s absences:
If you want to know how to view your child’s absence and enter a carer’s permission on Edumate or the School App, please visit, https://sites.google.com/wccs.nsw.edu.au/techhelp/parents/wccs-app-parents
Please be aware that when providing a reason on Edumate or the school App, you only have a choice of two options: Sick or Other
Family Holidays / Vacations
Families, wherever possible, should schedule appointments and holidays out of school hours and between terms. When this is not possible, and the leave is for more than two days, the principal can provide a Leave Certificate for students.
Approved Leave for a family holiday
Please fill out the appropriate form as early as possible and send it to the principal for approval before the leave is required. The state government legislates this process.
If travel during the school term is necessary, the following considerations apply:
Exemption from Attendance
If you are applying for an exemption, parents/carers need to apply at least a week before they leave. Principals may grant exemptions due to:
Both forms, ‘Application for Leave’ and ‘Exemption from Attendance’ can be found on the School App under documents.
Yours in Christ,
Anthony Hudson and Gillian Coote