Absence from School

At Gateacre we expect good attendance. Poor attendance affects student progress. Students should aim for at least 95% attendance during the school year. Holidays during the school term should be avoided if possible.


We ask parents to contact the school before 9.15am on the morning of an absence. We have first day response officers who will endeavour to contact parents when there is no reason for an absence. An absence note should be provided when the student returns to school. For extended absence a medical certificate is expected.

School attendance is monitored and where concerns exists, referrals are made to the school´s Attendance and Welfare Officer.