Every Student, Every Lesson, Every Day! Every Day counts is Education Queensland's student attendance initiative designed to support students coming to school to be in class, learning, every day. Barcaldine P-12 State School supports this initiative through the attendance policy to ensure that students meet the expectation of attending every lesson, every day. Furthermore, the schools endeavours to build strong partnerships between the school and parents to assist in reducing absenteeism.
All Education Queensland (State Schools) are governed by the Education (General Provisions) Act 2006, which states that all students are required to attend school on every official day gazetted by Education Queensland unless the student is ill or special circumstances prevent the student from attending.
Each student is responsible for their punctuality and attendance. However, under the Education (General Provisions) Act 2006, parents can ultimately be held accountable under law for their child's attendance.
If your child does not want to go to school, or is missing school without you knowing, contact us immediately for assistance and support. Further information and support in this area, can be found in the Parent Resources.
Procedures for Absences
On each occasion that a student is absent, a reason for the absence is required. This can provided in a number of ways:
If reason is not provided, the attendance will be recorded as unexplained and this will be recorded and displayed on the semester reports.
- QParent App
- Ringing the School on 4651 5333 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Respond to the school text message
- A written note of explanation, to be handed in at the office on the day of return