Attendance & absences

Missing school means your child misses out on vital information and maintaining learning routines. This can result in a loss of confidence and missing out on forming vital friendships.

Attendance is recorded each day. As a parent or caregiver you are responsible for ensuring your child attends school every day, including sports days unless your child:

  • has an unavoidable medical or dental appointment (preferably these should be made after school or during holidays)
  • is required to attend a recognised religious holiday
  • is required to attend an exceptional or urgent family circumstance (such as attending a funeral)
  • is sick, or has an infectious illness.

If you are having difficulty getting your child to attend school regularly, you might like to talk to the school principal or the school counsellor.

If your child has to be absent from school for any reason, including arriving late or leaving early, please either tell your child's teacher or the administration assistant at our school, or explain the reason by phone, email, or written note as soon as possible and within seven days.

At Mosman Public School

If you need to collect your child/ren early from school you will need to first sign them out at the school office and take the leaving early slip to the class teacher.

If you are running late or returning  your child/ren to school from an appointment, you will need to sign them in to the school at the school office.

If your child is away from school you will need to provide a letter outlining the reason for leave. 


Extended leave from school

If you wish your child/ren to have extended leave (more than 10 days) during school time, you will need to seek special permission from the Principal. Please contact the school for necessary forms.