What will happen if my child misses a lot of school?

Topic: 
Student Attendance and Engagement Policy
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Communication between the family and school is key. 

We expect students and their families to explain the reasons for absences so we can provide support as needed. Depending on the amount of time a student misses, the communication and supports with you as a parent may increase.

If you have kept the school well informed about an absence (in the case of an injury or illness, for example), an intervention may not be necessary. 

In a situation where absenteeism is a concern for the success of the student, you and/or your child will be supported to improve your child’s attendance. Each situation is different and the supports, services and approach will be appropriate to the situation.

In high school, students who miss class 20 per cent or more of the time are at risk of losing a credit.