If it is necessary for a child to be absent a brief explanation is legally required. Notifications can be given by: 

  1. using the Melville Primary Connect Now App OR
  2. emailing OR
  3. phoning – 9263 1300 between 8.00am – 9.30am on the day of absence. 

The following information is required: 

  • Name of student 
  • Room 
  • Reason for absence

When an explanation is not received, a letter or email will be sent from the school to parents requesting an explanation for a child’s absence. If taking children out of school for a vacation, permission must be sought in writing from the Principal prior to leaving –