Attendance & absences



Regular attendance at school is essential if students are to maximise their potential. Schools, in partnership with parents, are responsible for promoting the regular attendance of students. While parents are legally responsible for the regular attendance of their children, school staff monitor part or whole day absences as a part of their duty of care.


Our school aims to ensure students are engaged in quality learning. The school also aims to support parents with any issues regarding their child's attendance through many processes, such as work sent home to keep student up-to-date, welfare support through Counsellor Referral and if needed Home School Liaison Intervention.


Parents must understand that whilst we at Corrimal High are doing our best to support student attendance, it is the parent's responsibility to:

  • Enroll their children of compulsory age in school or register with Board of Studies for home schooling
  • Ensure that their children attend school regularly
  • Explain absences promptly and within seven days to the school
  • Take measures to resolve attendance issues with their children


If you have any queries regarding school attendance please do not hesitate to contact the school.


Missing school means your child misses out on vital information and maintaining learning routines. This can result in a loss of confidence and missing out on forming vital friendships.

Attendance is recorded each day. As a parent or caregiver you are responsible for ensuring your child attends school every day, including sports days unless your child:

  • has an unavoidable medical or dental appointment (preferably these should be made after school or during holidays)
  • is required to attend a recognised religious holiday
  • is required to attend an exceptional or urgent family circumstance (such as attending a funeral)
  • is sick, or has an infectious illness.

Students need to attend school regularly to meet the course requirements of the Higher School Certificate.

If you are having difficulty getting your child to attend school regularly, you might like to talk to the school principal or the school counsellor.

If your child has to be absent from school for any reason, including arriving late or leaving early, please either tell your child's teacher or the administration assistant at our school, or explain the reason by phone, email, or written note as soon as possible and within seven days.

School Attendance

Parents/Caregivers are reminded that children must attend school on every school day unless they have a reasonable excuse for being away, such as illness.


Visiting family, being tired, and staying home on birthdays are not acceptable reasons to be away from school.


It's not OK to be away, it's not great to be late


A reminder that Corrimal High School commences at 8.35am


Missing School Missing Out