On-Site Attendance

On-site Attendance

We thank families who are doing the right thing to minimise community interaction by providing supervision in the home during the remote learning period.

We also remind parents that to be eligible for on-site supervision, you must meet one of the criteria. Parents who are permitted workers need to forward to the school a legitimate copy of their worker permit.

If ALL ADULTS  supervising your children meet the definition of “permitted worker” as published by the DHHS and ARE NOT WORKING FROM HOME your child/ren will meet the eligibility criteria for on-site attendance.

  • children whose parents are permitted workers and no supervision is available in the home
  • vulnerable children in out of home care, children known to child protection and other agencies and children the school identifies as vulnerable
  • children with a disability who also fit one of the above two categories.

We thank the many parents who have provided copies of their worker permit forms for our records.

Please note as stated by DHHS penalties may apply if  ‘Completing this document with false or misleading information may cause you to be in breach of the Permitted Worker Permit Scheme Directions and liable to penalties up to $19,826.40 (individuals) and $99,132 (bodies corporate)’

We understand that many parents and teachers in our school are having to work from home and provide supervision for their children. It is not looked upon favourably when people flout the rules and compromise the health and safety of other families. We appreciate that the juggle of working from home and supervising learning is difficult and we have arranged our learning program to support flexibility in the home. We are sure that employers are also aware of this challenge.

It is imperative that students are in attendance during remote learning, whether this is off-site or on-site. All teams have protocols in place regarding how attendance will be recorded daily. 

Teachers and leadership staff will continue to make contact with families where remote attendance is a concern. Please note that all students must attend school (actual or remote) by law and that the school will be required to take appropriate action where ongoing disengagement is apparent.

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