Falls Creek Public School

Quality education in a caring environment

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Education for your child is important. Our school works in partnership with parents to encourage children attending school.

Attend school regularly

Regular attendance at school;

·      is essential for your child to achieve their educational best

·      increases their career and life options

·      learning becomes easier and

·      your child will build and maintain friendships with other children.

Arrive at school on time

It is equally important that children arrive at school and class on time as it;

·      ensures that children do not miss out on important learning activities

·      assists children learn the importance of punctuality and routine

·      gives children time to greet their friends before class

·      reduces classroom disruption

Reporting an absence

If your child is absent, please notify the school through one of the following ways within 7 days of the absence;

·      Absence note

·      phone

·      email

·      Skoolbag app

If there is no explanation given after 7 days, or the explanation given does not fit the acceptable criteria for student absence, it is recorded as unjustified.


There are two types of absences.

Justified Absences

·      unavoidable medical or dental appointment (preferably, these should be made after school or during holidays

·      required to attend a recognised religious holiday

·      required to attend an exceptional or urgent family circumstance (such as attending a funeral)

·      sick or has an infectious disease

Unjustified Absences

·      slept in

·      running late

·      visiting family

·      shopping

·      minding younger siblings

·      birthday

·      working around the house


Travel and holidays

Families are encouraged to travel during school holidays. If travel during school term is necessary;

·      discuss your travel with Mr Stevenson, the school Principal

·      complete an Application for Extended Leave

Absences relating to travel will be marked as leave on the roll and therefore contribute to your child’s total absences for the year.