Student attendance is first taken during Lesson 1 at 8.30am. Students are required at the Academy by 8.15am to ensure they arrive at their first timetabled lesson in adequate time. Student attendance is then taken in each subsequent lesson, including INSTEP.
All student absences (full or part day, including lateness) must be explained by parents.
Parents or guardians are able to explain absences by:
- contacting the Academy Absence Line on (07) 3377 9333
- by writing a note and having it delivered to Student Services by their students
Student attendance in each lesson is monitored and students truanting class or with anomalies will be addressed by the appropriate Year Level Coordinator, Head of Department, or Deputy Principal.
Students truanting lessons will be required to make up lost lesson time after regular Academy hours are completed. Parents will be notified if students are caught truanting Academy days or lessons.
Parents and Guardians will be notified by phone, SMS or email should their student have an unexplained absence from the Academy. The Attendance Officer will generate this contact.