St Francis Xavier Primary School recognises that every day of attendance in school contributes towards a student’s learning and that maximising school attendance enhances academic outcomes.
Rolls must be marked twice a day:
Rolls will be checked by the APA daily. Teachers will be emailed/called as a reminder if rolls are not marked. If rolls are frequently not marked this information will be passed onto the school principal.
Each day at 10am an automated text message will be sent to all parents whose children are marked as an unexplained absence.
Incorrectly marked rolls will be corrected by the teacher responsible for the class.
Our school has implemented ALLE Attendance Receipting in the front office. ALLE Attendance Receipting is a software application which allows students to be electronically signed in to school as a Late Arrival or signed out of school as an Early Departure on a Student Kiosk.
Parents and Caregivers are encouraged to bring their child to the office if they arrive after the commencement of school (8.35am) and electronically sign them in using the barcode scanner. Our office staff will be on hand initially to assist. Students will then be given a receipt to hand to their teacher advising them that they have been marked present. Similarly, should you be collecting your child early from school, you may now use the system to record their departure. Parents who proceed directly to classrooms will be re-directed by teachers to contact staff in the main office for a receipt to be issued.
Good record keeping is paramount in ensuring the safety of our children, in particular in the event of emergency evacuations or lockdowns. The adoption of ALLE Attendance Receipting is a tool by which both teachers and staff can be confident that students' attendance records are accurate and up to date.
Your support of this routine is greatly appreciated and helps us to ensure everyone is safe at our school.