It is compulsory for your children to attend school. Denying them an education is considered 'neglect' by the NSW Government. Parents must give written evidence to support any absences.

For your convenience a downloadable copy of our school absence form is supplied below:

Reason for absence (docx, 12 KB)

Some absences may not be justified. Birthdays, days off, etc will not be justified, even with written evidence.

Irregular patterns of attendance may require teachers to report them to the Home School Liasion Officer (HSLO).


If you are not sure as to whether your child is able to take leave consult your teacher or principal before taking a day of leave.

More information is also available at School Attendance