Please telephone the College before 9.00am to report an absence for your child.
(03) 8339 4224
Parents/guardians are advised that a note is required explaining all absences from school.
This is a legal requirement and we seek your assistance in this matter. If a student is to be absent from school for a prolonged period (e.g. three or more days) parents are requested to telephone the College. The school can provide work if this is appropriate.
At Craigieburn Secondary College we acknowledge that students get the best out of their educational opportunities by being at school. Students that are in the classroom, receiving face-to-face tuition are able to gain a better understanding of the curriculum.
Therefore, students must attend 100% of school days or have a valid reason for non-attendance, such as illness. This allows students only five days absence per semester, without a valid note/ medical certificate. If they exceed five days they may risk failing their subjects for the semester and may not be promoted to the next year level.
Other reasons for absences such as participation in sports, camps or other school based activities will not be counted as part of the five days. Extenuating circumstances e.g. prolonged illness or family problems will be dealt with on an individual basis in conjunction with relevant coordinator.
Lateness, like any absence, should be explained in a note. Students arriving late should go to the Executive Officer of their sub school to enter details in the “Late Book”.
It is important that students take this step, otherwise a work sessions may be issued.
If Parents/Guardians need their child to leave school early, the student is required to take a note to the Executive Officer of their sub school on the day concerned where an “Early Leave Pass” will be issued.
Student Extended Absence Plan
Students and parents need to apply to the College for approval for an extended absence from the school.
Parents will need to explain the reason for the extended absence and the relevant Sub School Principal needs to give approval. Students are then required to complete a work plan for the absence. Applications need to be made well in advance of the planned extended absence.
Download the Extended Absence Application form here