ACARA (Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority) have developed the National Standards to establish nationally consistent parameters for the collection and reporting of student attendance data.
Due to changes implemented by the ACARA National Standards for Student Attendance Data Reporting, the procedure for requesting exemption from attendance at school, has been changed. Irrespective of the amount of leave requested, an application is required.
Please contact the College for more information.
- For leave of less than 10 school days apply via the Compass Parent Portal.
- A1 Form – Leave for Holiday/Travel of 10 Days or More – For leave of 10 school days or more.
- A2 Form – Exemption from Attendance at School – This form is for Exceptional Circumstances of Leave from school including employment in entertainment industry or participation in elite arts/sporting events.
These forms must be submitted 10 SCHOOL DAYS prior to leave. Leave approval is at the Principals discretion.
As per the College assessment procedures, students who are absent on the day of an assessment task will be given zero and will need to complete an appeal form
The minimum standard for attendance in NSW is 90%
Parents should use the school holidays for travel and holidays. Requests for such leave may be declined by the Principal if it is not in the best interests of the student’s educational, social and participation reasons. There may be implications for your child’s academic progress.
* Leave greater than 50 days must be submitted 4 weeks prior to the leave date.