We love having students attending Chaclot each and every day!
Our Chalcot Attendance Crew encourages students to come to school and enjoy learning new and exciting things.
Punctual Pete: Learning starts at 9, be with us on time!
Cool Connie: Don't be a fool, be at school!
Everyday Eddie: Be here every day, learn in every way!
Ambitious Ali: Only you can control your future.
Sunshine Sari: Brighten up the day, by being here today!
DET requires that schools record and report on student absences. Further, it requires that on return to school, parents or guardians provide a written explanation for the absence.
Parents should be accessing our Compass app to inform the school of the absence and the reason for it.
The school encourages parents and/or guardians to contact the school if their child is not going to attend school due to family holidays or business. If you know that your child will not be attending school for more than 1 week, it is important to contact your child's teacher 2-3 weeks in advance to ensure learning continuity for your child. A written explanation is also required on return to school.
If you wish to take your child from school to attend a dentist and/or other appointment during school hours, you MUST call at the office to collect and sign them out. After signing the exit register, authorised adults will be provided with a pink slip to take to the classroom. These slips must be handed to the teacher when you collect your child. If the child is returned to school later that day, they MUST be signed in by the parent, guardian or authorised adult at the office. The number of days absent will be reported to parents on the mid and end reports.
DET allows schools four days for staff professional development, curriculum development or reporting to parents. Students do not attend school on these days.
Should your family be moving to a new area and your children are to attend a new school, please notify us at least one week beforehand, to enable office staff to organise transfer procedures. The expected new address and the name of the new school the children will attend are both needed when preparing the transfer. The transfer and all necessary reports are issued on the last day of attendance at Chalcot Lodge.