ABSENCE FROM SCHOOL
If your child is absent from school, you are requested to phone or notify the child’s teacher or the office. If the absence is for two consecutive days and you have not notified us of the reason, then we will contact you. When a child is absent, it is essential for a note to be sent to the teacher on the child’s return.
Regular attendance helps:
- Good school work
- Good social adjustments
- Development of dependability
Children should arrive at school between 8.45 – 9.00am. Any later than this places children at risk as school crossings are unsupervised and the streets are relatively deserted. It also causes unnecessary interruption to classes when children constantly arrive late for school. Latecomers should always bring a note to explain the lateness of their arrival.
HOME is the only place for a sick child.
Not only is it inadvisable to send a child back to school who is weak as a result of an illness from which they may not have recovered, but it is also unfair to other children and teachers.