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Phone: +61 (08) 9291 1200
Fax: +61 (08) 9291 1234
Absentees: (08) 9291 1215 (24 hrs)
Canteen: (08) 9291 1222
School hours are 8:42am - 2:55pm
Lesmurdie Senior High School
Reid Road, Lesmurdie
Western Australia 6076
Principal Kerry Chipchase
It is widely recognised that students need to attend school on a regular basis to gain the maximum benefit from schooling and in so doing optimise their life opportunities. It is also widely recognised that attendance problems are best managed by early identification and intervention. The School Education Act 1999 requires compulsory aged students, as defined in the Act, to attend school, or participate in an educational programme of a school, on the days on which the school is open for instruction unless an arrangement in writing has been entered into for a student.
In the interests of ensuring all of our students are achieving to the best of their ability, we are hopeful that these measures will enhance our support of our students and we thank you in anticipation of your cooperation in these matters.
At Lesmurdie Senior High School we recognise the strong link between student attendance and student achievement. So much so that we have appointed an Attendance Officer to oversee the recording of student attendance as well as monitoring and amending as necessary our existing policy and procedures to ensure greater accuracy and accountability. Parents will be notified by SMS if their child is absent from class.
Contact with parents/carers is fundamental to ensuring the data we have at our end is accurate. There are many reasons why our information may be incorrect – the regular class teacher may be absent, for some reason the student may not answer when their name is called or they may arrive late to class, data may be incorrectly entered or recorded etc. Furthermore, if students are absenting themselves from school without the knowledge of their parents/carers, we want to be able to communicate this information sooner rather than later!
In order for us to work collaboratively in improving student attendance rates across the board, we are asking that parents/carers note the following:
Lateness to School
Students Leaving Early For Essential Appointments
Leaving School Grounds
Out Of Class Pass System
All students should be in class during period times. Any student out of class must have an Out of Class Pass. Students who are out of class without a valid reason will be considered to have ‘truanted’ and therefore may be required to make up the class time they missed.