Good teaching and the best curriculum are of
Good teaching and the best curriculum
are of little significance if students do not attend school regularly and
punctually. Regular attendance and punctuality are essential and mandatory to
all students, except in extenuating circumstances (See 4. For extenuating
conditions). Establishing good attendance habits helps better prepare young
people towards being a productive member of the society. We want to establish
uniform guidelines that will ensure consistence and fair approach to solving
attendance problems and issues that may arise concerning it. Therefore, we have
developed the following attendance policy.
Regular attendance and punctuality are essential and mandatory to all
students, except in extenuating circumstances (See 4. For extenuating conditions). Parents/ guardians are required
to drop off their child/ward at the school gate and hand them over to the
appropriate authority except for child/ward which the school has taken the
responsibility to transport to school.
Pre-approved absences and dismissals
and agreement must be made between the school and the parent/guardian on the
day of the absence or confirmation of absence must be secured upon the
student’s return to school.
following include pre-approved absences/dismissals:
A. 1. Medical circumstances or injury
which requires the student to remain at home. A prolonged absence of more than
3 days in a week or a pattern of excessive absence due to illness may require a
doctor’s note at the discretion of his/her designee.
2. Death in the family which require
the student’s presence at home
3. School sponsored activities,
including field trips, excursions, competitions etc.
4. Expulsion and out of school
5. Such others that the designee
6. Approved sporting activity
7. Approved external examination
B. In case of illness or other emergencies necessitating
early dismissal, the school would notify parent/guardian or designated
emergency person, if it is possible to do so, before dismissing pupil. No pupil
shall be dismissed from the school ground without the approval of the Head of
Un- approved absences
other absences with or without written explanation shall be considered
un-approved. These includes family vacation or trips.
Students can only miss more than two days of academic work in
the school due to the following extenuating conditions.
1. Sickness or illness that requires the
student to remain at home or in hospital
2. Death in the family
3. Court appearance
4. Other conditions the designee/ HOS
might find appropriate
a student is going to miss more than two days of academic work, it is the duty
of the parent/guardian of the child/ward to inform the appropriate school
authority in person, via telephone or email.
is the responsibility of the teacher to:
A. Keep accurate attendance records
B. Provide a schedule of assignments and
make-up work when appropriate:
It is the HOS/ Principals responsibility to:
A. Enforce this policy
B. Communicate this policy to staff,
students and parents
C. Follow through on unexcused absences
and scheduled deadlines
It is the student’s responsibility to:
missed classwork assigned on the day of absence within a stipulated time
assigned by the designee. They must also be prepared to participate in
previously announced tests/quizzes/assignments immediately upon return to
school, unless stipulated by the designee/Head of School/ Principal.