Attendance and Absence

ABSENCE

It is a legal requirement for any absence to be covered by a phone call or written explanation from student’s parent or legal guardian. Parents are requested to:

1. Ring 9330 2255 OR

2. Email on melville.ps@education.wa.edu.au OR

3. Use the Melville Primary Skoolbag App

Between 8.00am – 9.30am on the day of absence with the following information:

  • Name of student
  • Room
  • Reason for absence

Where explanation is not received, a letter or email will be sent from the school to parents requesting an explanation for a child’s absence

LEAVING SCHOOL GROUNDS – SAFETY & SECURITY

Children become the school’s responsibility from the moment they arrive on the school grounds until the time they leave. Students will not be able to leave early unless their parent/guardian collects them from class with a completed green leave pass. Parents picking a child up during school hours must fill in the leave pass at the front office. The leave pass is given to the teacher who is currently teaching the child. If it is a break time, the pass is given to the nearest duty teacher who can be identified by the orange duty bag they are carrying.