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Student Attendance

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Student Attendance

All children of compulsory school age have the right to an efficient full-time education, regardless of age, aptitude, ability and any special needs s/he may have. Regular school attendance is essential if a child is to make the most of the educational opportunity available to them. Northside Christian College take seriously its responsibility to monitor and promote the regular attendance of all its pupils. It acknowledges that irregular attendance seriously disrupts continuity of learning, undermines educational progress, can lead to underachievement and low attainment and impedes the child’s ability to develop friendship groups within College.

Procedures for Daily Absentees

Please add  to your contacts to easily advise the College of all school matters including:

When writing a notification please remember to:

  1. Name your child in full
  2. Note their Year level or Class
  3. Provide a full explanation for the notification being given
  4. For VCE students: Provide a medical certificate for all absences

Parents are required to notify the College before 9:30am if their child is absent from school.

Student attendance is recognised as a significant factor that contributes towards academic success at Northside Christian College. The College highlights the importance for students to arrive on time and be present at school for as many days as possible. 

Parent notifies by email / phone call
Unexplained absences followed up by email / phone call 

The College regularly communicates with families in regards to any absence from school. Attendance is recorded twice daily for Primary School classes, and at the commencement of every period for Secondary School classes. Unexplained absences are followed up promptly by the Administration staff at the College.

The College implements an Attendance and Roll Marking Policy to ensure compliance with Government requirements.

Student Attendance Collection

Each year the Department of Education and Training undertakes the task of collecting attendance data from non-government schools for Years 1 to 10. The data collected by the Department is forwarded to the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) for publication on its ‘My School’ website. Schools are required to complete the Student Attendance Collection as part of their obligations under the Australian Education Act 2013.

Contact Us

Northside Christian College
31 McLeans Rd, Bundoora VIC 3083, Australia
Phone: 03 9467 2499