Student Attendance

School attendance is a high priority at St Francis Catholic College.

Each day that a student is absent in high school has an impact on their skill development and social connections.

Parents and guardians must inform the College before 8am on a school day if a student will be absent by phoning 8099 6000 and following the prompts.

The College will notify parents via SMS if students are absent or late to school without reason.

Holidays during the school term

Families who plan to take holidays during a term must write to the Principal, providing details of why and when the student will be absent from school.

These absences may have a detrimental effect on subject areas where sequential learning is essential.

Staff are not required to provide work for students absent due to holidays taken during a term, and it is the responsibility of the student to arrange alternative dates for assessment task completion before their departure.

Attendance at College events

The College schedules several religious, sporting and cultural events each year that provide opportunities for the growth and development of students and the celebration of our community.  

It is a condition of enrolment that students attend these events. Absences are monitored, and non-attendance will inform the re-enrolment process.

Our full College attendance policy is available below.

MACS Attendance Policy v2 0 2022