It’s the law that children 6 to 17 years old go to school or be home schooled. Parents/ carers / guardians are legally responsible for making sure their child goes to school every day.


Why going to school is important

Going to school every day is the single most important part of your child’s education. Students learn new things at school every day. Attending and participating in school will help your child develop:

  • important skills and knowledge to help them learn
  • social and emotional skills such as good communication, resilience and team work.


Children who attend school every day and complete year 12 have:

  • better health
  • better job opportunities
  • higher income across their lives.

There is no safe number of days for missing school. Each day a student misses puts them behind.


What to do if your child can’t go to school


Let the school know as soon as possible and explain why you child can’t come to school. At Kismet Park this may be by phone call, email or a message via our Compass App.


If you do not let us know, we must contact you on the same day to make sure your child is safe. This will be done through a Compass notification. We may also call your emergency contacts.


Talk to your child’s teacher if your child needs to take an extended period of time off. There might be flexible options to keep your child from falling behind.

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