Absence

Attendance Procedures

Mullaloo Beach Primary School is committed to providing a safe and supportive environment, based on the premise that each student has the right to learn and each teacher has the right to teach. The likelihood of learning success is strongly linked to regular attendance and engagement in educational programs. Students who do not attend regularly risk poor academic achievement and a greater risk of social disadvantage.

Parents have the responsibility to inform the school if their child is absent and the reason for this absence. Mullaloo Beach PS monitors and manages student attendance in order to maximise the opportunity for students to learn. We work in partnership with the parents and caregivers to ensure the best possible outcome for our students.

Procedures

Daily attendance tracking:

  • Classroom teachers will maintain daily attendance using Integris. Records will be updated by 9:30 am daily.
  • The school sends an SMS to parents for unexplained absences.
  • Students who are late arriving must go through the office and collect a late note.

How to notify the school of your child’s absence

There are four (4) ways to contact the school regarding a child’ absence:

  1. Via SMS to 0437 908 750
  2. Complete the online absence form below.
  3. Email the school inbox Mullaloobeach.ps@education.wa.edu.au
  4. Phone the school directly on 6206 3150.

MGM Outreach SMS System

Mullaloo Beach Primary School will be using the Short Messaging System (SMS) MessageU to communicate student unexplained absences to parents/guardians. All absences are recorded by classroom teachers before 9.30 am. Rolls are electronically marked. Once rolls are completed the communication system will automatically send a text message to parent/guardian mobile phones when your child is absent from school (in the instance that an explanation has not been received). The system generated message will be similar to:

“Mullaloo Beach PS records show that John Citizen is absent Wed 20/03/2023. Please reply SMS or call 08 6206 3150 to advise reason.”

 

Online Absence Form