If a student is absent
from school through illness, we ask that parents contact the school in the morning using TxtStream or leave a message on the answer phone. All absences from a class or school require a parent/caregiver to contact the school (TxtStream, phone, email or signed note) to confirm the absence. Signed notes should be handed to the Attendance Officer at the Student Centre.
Contact our attendance officer Wendy McLeod on 07 856 7874 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Planned Absence for Non-School Activity (more than one day) – A letter explaining the situation should be written to the Principal in advance of the absence. Students are to be on time for class and to have with them books, pens or other material needed for classwork.
Students should only be away from their timetabled class if they have written permission from a teacher.
Late arriving to school – students must sign in at the Student Centre before going to their timetabled class.
Leaving school grounds – Year 9-12 students may not leave the College grounds without written permission. Request to leave must be supported by a note from parents which is to note the name, reason and time for College records. Students obtaining such permission should go directly to and from school. Marian School and the gully are out-of-bounds.
All students who leave school for medical reasons or for the reasons stated above, must sign out at the Student Centre. Year 13 students may go to Hamilton East during lunch or study time. They must sign out and sign in again for their safety