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Attendance - every day counts!


One of Heatley's focus areas for improvement is attendance. Please be aware that students who have poor attendance will not be considered for selection in representative activities for Heatley SS eg, sporting events, ATSIAP etc.

School Attendance will also be considered when excursions and outside of school activities are planned. 

Late to school?

Students arriving after the bell at 8.50am must collect a late slip from the office. If students arrive at the classroom after the 8.50am bell without a late slip, they will be directed to the office to collect a late slip.   


Same Day Absence Notification

Each parent/carer of a child who is of compulsory school age has the legal obligation to ensure their child attends school on every school day. From time to time students may be absent. Parents/carers must provide a satisfactory reason for these absences before or on the day of absence. Please ring the school office by 9.00am or as soon as possible to explain an absence.

In 2017 all Queensland state schools must implement same day notification for unexplained absences. Heatley SS is investigating a same day text messaging system that will be implemented in 2017 or earlier as it becomes available.

Until our text messaging system is operational, the school will contact parents/carers on the day of an absence if you have not made contact with the school. It is important to ensure your contact details are up to date.