Application for Leave

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.
  • 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.

 

No of School Days

Request Procedure

Approval By

Leave for Up to 10 days Apply via the Compass Parent Portal Discretion of the Principal
Between 10 and 49 days A1 Application for Leave to be handed to the Curriculum Secretary – 2 weeks notice. Discretion of the Principal
More than 50 days A1  Application for Leave to be handed to the Curriculum Secretary – 4 weeks Request will be forwarded to the Sydney Catholic Schools SCS for Approval
Exceptional Circumstances of Leave from school including employment in the entertainment industry or participation in elite arts/sporting events. A2 – Application for Leave Form to be completed and handed to the Curriculum Secretary – 2 weeks notice Discretion of the Principal