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Application for a Student to be Absent From School for an Extended Period (Which is Not Health Related)

As stated in the School Education Act 1999, it is expected all students should attend school for each day that it is open for instruction unless unwell and/or physically incapable of attending.

The Act also states parents need to obtain permission from the Principal for their child/children to have a leave of absence from school for an extended holiday or for any other reason other than health related.

Parents are asked to please use this form to request an absence for your child/children from school to participate in a holiday or other activities. This form should be submitted for approval at least one month prior to the requested departure from school (except in extenuating circumstances).

Please note

  • It is the responsibility of parents to ensure they have informed their child’s class teacher of the absence. It is not the responsibility of staff members to provide any lesson materials for students taking an extended holiday/period of leave. We recommend students continue with their reading and keep a journal.
  • Missed assessments and absence from the class teaching programme may have a detrimental effect on a child’s academic progress and learning which may result in a lower than expected report grade.
Submit an extended absence request

Student's Full Name:

Guardian's Name:

Guardian email:

Class Teacher:

Class:

I would like to request an extended leave of absence from classes at Goollelal Primary School for a total of days on the following dates:

  • Commencing Leave on:
  • Returning to School on:

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Please state the reason for this application:

I have read the information above regarding the expectations of student attendance as stated in the School Education Act 1999.

Absence notes

Under the School Education Act 1999, it is expected that all students should attend school whenever it is open for instruction unless they are unwell or not physically capable of attending.

Parents are required to advise the school if their child is absent, with a valid reason.  You may ring the school during office hours (8am to 3:30pm) on 9409 8432, email/speak to your classroom teacher or submit an absentee notice via the link below.