Attending school every day enables your child to get the most from their education and create a bright future.
Research from the Telethon Kids Institute tells us that children who go to school regularly do better at school. This helps them create more opportunities for their future and leads to better health, social and work outcomes.
Every day your child learns something new at school. Every day they build on what they already know, growing their knowledge and skills.
Explore what you can do to help your child attend school and what support is available by visiting the Department of Education website.
Absent from School
If your child is unable to attend school for any reason, contact the front office as soon as possible by telephone or fill in the online application form.
When your child misses a day, talk with their teacher to find out how you can help them catch up. If they are away for some time, keep in touch with their teacher or principal so you can work together to support your child’s return to school. There are also resources available to help your child learn from home.
If your child does not want to attend school, there are things you can do to help your child go.