We expect that all students attend school each day, participate in all classes and remain on the property for the duration of the day. Catherine McAuley College has a legal responsibility to account for the presence of students at school and in each class.
Schooling is compulsory for children and young people aged from 6 – 17 years unless an exemption from attendance or enrolment has been granted. Daily school attendance is important for all children and young people to succeed in education and to ensure they don’t fall behind both socially and developmentally.
If a student is absent from school this must be reported to the College. This can be done by entering a student absence via PAM, calling and speaking to administrative staff, leaving a message, or emailing the College. Parents and carers will receive a text message if your child has been marked absent from their morning classes and we ask that you contact the College with an update. Please refer to the Attendance Policy on PAM.
When arriving late to school, students must enter the College via the General Office so that a Late Pass can be recorded on SIMON. Students are encouraged to bring a note which explains the circumstances of their late arrival. After the Late Pass has been entered, the student is to move directly to the current period.
When leaving school early, students must first visit the General Office with a note regarding their departure. Alternatively, please call the College in advance regarding the student leaving early. This will be entered as a Leave Pass. The student must then wait in the General Office until they are collected from school. Please note that arriving without prior arrangement to collect your child may result in considerable delay.