Attendance Matters

Attendance Matters!

We encourage excellent attendance and punctuality and each week the class with the highest attendance receives our Attendance Award, published on the home page of this website. Of course, if your child is genuinely ill or has an unavoidable appointment, we understand that they cannot be in school - please see the link to the right of this page for our school absence protocols. However, for any other absences, please consider the statistics below:
 
Every Day Counts — 1 or 2 days a week doesn’t seem much but...
 
If your child misses… That equals… Which is… and over 13 years of schooling that is…
1 day per fortnight 20 days per year
 
4 weeks per year Nearly 1 ½ years
1 day per week 40 days per year 8 weeks per year Over 2 ½ years
2 days per week 80 days per year 16 weeks per year Over 5 years
3 days per week 120 days per year 24 weeks per year Nearly 8 years
 
How about 10 minutes late a day? Surely that won’t affect my child?
 
He/She is only missing just… That equals… Which is… and over 13 years of schooling that is…
10 minutes per day 50 minutes per week
 
Nearly 1 ½ weeks per year Nearly ½ year
20 minutes per day 1 hour 40 minutes per week Over 2 ½ weeks per year Nearly 1 year
30 minutes per day Half a day per week 4 weeks per year Nearly 1 ½ years
1 hour per day 1 day per week 8 weeks per year Nearly 2 ½ years