Engagement - Attendance

At Lara Primary School, we aim to maximise student learning opportunities and performance through regular school attendance and without unnecessary absences. Education is a sequential process. Absences often mean children miss important stages in the development of topics, meaning they are placed at a disadvantage and miss many learning opportunities.  Attending school every day makes learning easier for your child and helps them to build and maintain friendships with other children.

It is the parents’ responsibility to ensure regular attendance. If a child is absent (including a late arrival or leaving school early), a note should be forwarded to the class teacher informing the school of the reason (a telephone message or oral explanation is accepted). This is a legal requirement. Regular absences will be followed up by the class teacher, the Student Wellbeing Leader, the Assistant Principal or the Principal, and absences are recorded on student reports.

Children learn best when they attend school every day. This gives them the best chance of achieving success, making friends, and experiencing the wide range of school programs and activities we offer at Lara Primary School.

Please refer to the Student Engagement Policy for more information.