Cammeraygal High School

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CHS Attendance Policy & Procedures

The Education Act 1990 requires that parents ensure their children of compulsory school age are enrolled at, and regularly attend school, or, are registered with the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards for homeschooling.

Once enrolled, children are required to attend school each day it is open for students. When your child attends school every day, learning becomes easier and your child will build and maintain friendships with other children.

The Cammeraygal school day starts with Roll Call at 8:50am every day except Wednesday, which starts at 8:40am to accommodate afternoon sport. A warning bell is rung 5 minutes prior to the start of the day.

Punctuality and regular attendance are important habits that students need to develop in preparation for work and life in general and there is ample evidence that students who attend regularly and are punctual to all lessons are more likely to achieve their personal best in study. Latecomers, and those with irregular attendance, negatively affect the continuity of their learning. Latecomers also disrupt the lessons of their peers.

Did you know ... if a student misses as little as 8 days in a school term,
by the end of high school, they will have missed OVER A YEAR of schooling?


  • If a student is unable to attend school parents are asked to notify the school by replying to the SMS sent mid morning.

  • Parents will be notified of whole day unexplained absences via SMS on the day and student absences can also be viewed on the Parent Portal.

  • If your student is absent for 3 or more days a Medical Certificate is required. These should to the school.

  • Absences not explained after 7 days are recorded as ‘Unjustified’. Explanations that have been accepted by the Principal which are provided after the 7 day period will be retained however, the student's attendance record cannot be adjusted.

  • The school should be advised in advance of anticipated absences longer than 5 days. The necessary paperwork can be collected from the Front Office (see Extended Leave).

Late Arrivals

  • Trở nên dễ thươngTo be marked 'present' students must be sighted by their Roll Call teacher.

  • Students who arrive late must report to Late Room on the relevant campus for Roll Call or sign in at the Public Reception desk at the Front Office if Roll Call has finished.

  • If a student arrives late without a note parents will be notified via SMS.

Early Leavers

  • Trở nên dễ thươngStudents requiring to leave school early should bring a signed permission note from their parent stating date, student's name, Roll Call class, time of departure and reason. The note should be presented to the Deputy Principal prior to the start of day for approval and shown to the relevant class teacher when leaving.

  • Before leaving the school grounds students must hand in the note and sign out at the Front Office. Students will be issued with a Leave Pass. These passes are valid on the day and time of issue only.

  • If a student will be returning to school after an appointment, they are required to sign back in at the Front Office.

  • Trở nên dễ thươngIf children are not feeling well while at school they are to report to the Front Office who will assess the situation and contact parents accordingly.

Extended Leave

If a student is going to be absent from school for more than 5 school days parents need to complete an Application for Extended Leave - Travel or an Application for Exemption from Attendance Trở nên dễ thươngform if participating in an elite sporting event or elite arts program or if employed in the entertainment industry. These forms can be obtained from the Front Office and are required to be completed in advance and addressed to the Principal for consideration.

Trở nên dễ thươngPlease note that under DoE guidelines students will no longer be issued with an exemption for family holidays or travel during school term and approval is at the Principal's discretion. Such leave, if approved, will be entered as Explained Leave and student attendance data will be reduced as a result. Parents are strongly advised to avoid using non vacation time for family travel. 

Trở nên dễ thươngIn some circumstances students may be eligible to enrol in distance education for travel periods over 50 school days. This should be discussed with your child’s school Principal.