The Department of Education and Early Childhood (DDECD) released new guidelines in regard to student attendance last term. The DEECD policy outlines concerns for students who have more than five Unapproved Absences in one calendar year. Parents are expected to notify their child’s school giving an explanation of why their child was absent and notify the school prior of any absences their child will take that they are aware of. For absences in regard to extended family holidays to be approved, parents must notify their child’s school prior to the holiday and get from their child’s teacher a Student Absence Learning Plan which their child must complete while they are away. In line with this, we have revised our Student Attendance Policy and Protocols at Greenvale. Please find following some extracts from the policy which was ratified at our School Council meeting. You may also view the whole Student Attendance Policy on our website.
The Education and Training Reform Act 2006, the Education and Training Reform Regulations 2007 and the Education and Training Reform (School Attendance) Regulations 2013 require children of school age (six to sixteen years) resident in Victoria are required to be in full-time attendance at a government