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Absences

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Student Absence Line – (07) 5489 0566

Each parent of a child who is of compulsory school age has the legal obligation to ensure their child is enrolled and attends a state school or a non-state school, on every school day for the educational program in which the child is enrolled, unless the parent has a reasonable excuse.  The safety and wellbeing of students are the highest priorities for the Department. Parents need to know if their child hasn't turned up for school, and schools need to know when and why a child is absent.  Parents are required to contact the school on, or prior, to a student being absent. 

Absences may be reported by phone, written note or by using the QParent App. State schools are required to notify parents on the same day that any student is absent from school without explanation. The school will send out daily SMS text messages to notify parents that their child is absent and allows a reply service for you to explain the absence.

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Last reviewed 23 July 2019
Last updated 23 July 2019