Student attendance in government schools - procedures 2010

Schools Australia New South Wales

Regular attendance at school is essential if students are to maximise their potential. Schools, in partnership with parents, are responsible for promoting the regular attendance of students. While parents are legally responsible for the regular attendance of their children, school staff, as a part of their duty of care, monitor part or whole day absences. 
This document supports the School Attendance Policy (2010) and applies to all NSW Government schools, excluding pre-schools. It covers:
Responsibilities of parents, school staff and principals
School attendance records requirements 
Attendance registers (rolls) 
Enrolment and attendance
Supporting the regular attendance of students at school 
Common leave pass
Exemption from attendance at school 
Students attending lessons outside school during school hours 

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