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WHAT SHOULD I DO IF MY CHILD HAS TO STAY AWAY FROM SCHOOL?

Absences

If students are absent they should bring a note to school, signed by a parent or guardian on the day of return following the absence. Notes which are signed by the student will not be accepted.

If it is known that a student is going to be absent for three or more days, the parent or guardian should contact the IEC on 96072751.

If a student is absent for three days without any reason being provided to the IEC, it is necessary for the IEC to contact the parents or guardians by phone or letter to ask for an explanation.

Centrelink advises that if a student has accumulated 5 unexplained absences in one term, payments may be suspended until such time that the absences are explained.

If students are absent for more than 5 days per term, they need to provide a Doctor's certificate for each subsequent absence.

Absence Explanation Note

If a student is absent, they have to explain their absence to the school. They will need to get a copy of the Absence Note from their Roll Call teacher. Notes must be filled in by parents or caregiver and signed by them, then returned to school as soon as possible. If a student is sick and visiting a doctor, it is advisable that they get a Doctor's Certificate.

All students' absence records will be kept for 5 years for legal purposes, so please take this matter seriously for your child's safety.

Below is an example of the Absence note you may receive, as described above.

Miller Intensive English Centre

Absence Note

ONE FOR EACH DAY

Dear Parent/ Guardian:

This note is to inform you that your Son / Daughter .....................   of roll class ....... was absent from school on the following date(s):

Please write the reason below, sign and return the note to school as soon as possible.

Thank you.

Teacher's signature ............................

Today's Date ............................

Reason of absence;

 

Parent/Guardian signature: ..........................         Today's Date: .....................

 

 

 

CONCESSION CARDS

Students between 16 and 18 years of age, are entitled to a concession card which allows them to receive a reduced fare on public transport outside of school hours, weekends and public holidays. It also entitles you to a concession on entry to the cinema and certain other venues. Please supply the school office a passport size photo to allow this concession card to be ordered and prepared.

   
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