Every Day Counts - Student absences & Holidays outside of holiday time

At St Peter’s School we are committed to providing your child with an excellent education. The building blocks of a great education begin with all students coming to school each and every day.

Regular school attendance is vital and missing school days can have a big impact on a child’s future – missing one day a fortnight will miss four full weeks by the end of the year. By Year 10 they’ll have missed more than a year of school.

There is no safe number of days for missing school – each day a student misses puts them behind, and can affect their educational outcomes.

If for any reason your child must miss school, there are things we can do together to ensure they don’t fall behind:

  • Speak with your classroom teacher and find out what work your child needs to do to keep up.
  • Develop an absence learning plan with your teacher and ensure your child completes the plan.

Remember, every day counts. If your child must miss school, speak with your classroom teacher as early as possible.   From 1 March 2014, new laws mean that parents can be fined for not sending students to school without an acceptable reason.