+61 (8) 9534 0328

Give us a call today to discuss your child’s needs

Truth, Pride and Friendship

Student Absenteeism and Illness

The School Education Act requires that all school age (6 - 17 years) children attend school each day of the school year.

Parents/carers are required to notify the school if their child will be absent or late prior to the commencement of the school day (8:50 am).

How to Notify the School:

  • Come in to the school office before school starts.
  • Phone the Office on 9534 0328 no later than 9:30 am.
  • Contact the teacher directly (only if the teacher makes this information available).
  • Send in a written note (see below) - forms are included in the school enrolment package; however any legible and signed note will suffice provided the details listed below are included.
  • Send an email (see below) to riverside.esc@education.wa.edu.au
  • See Contacts page for the school's address.

Written Notification:

A written note can be sent in with a sibling, or can be brought in on the first day a student returns to school after absence. A written note must contain the following information -

  • Student name
  • Student room number
  • Dates student did not attend school
  • Number of school days missed
  • Reason for absence. If because of illness, describe the nature of the illness.
  • SIGNATURE of the parent/carer

Email Notification:

The same details are required as for the written note (above), except for the following:

  • The sender's name shall be clearly stated in the email;
  • A scanned signature may be inserted but is not compulsory; and
  • Only emails from family members or carers will be accepted as legitimate notification of absence.

Send to riverside.esc@education.wa.edu.au

School Follow-Up and Obligations:

The school seeks to minimise any concerns with the home-to-school movement of students. If we have not heard from a parent/carer and a student does not arrive at school, a phone call will be made to the contact person listed on the school enrolment form to seek an explanation.

It is vital to immediately inform the school if your contact details change.

Frequent, unexplained absences will be referred to the District Attendance Coordinator at District Office.

 
 



 

What's New

  • New Director General appointed for Education

    Ms Lisa Rodgers has been appointed new Director General of the Department of Education in news confirmed by Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery. Riverside ESC extends congratulations to Ms Rodgers and looks forward to her input and direction for schools in WA during 2019 and beyond.

    Read more ...
  • Afternoon Tea for Positive Partners

    An afternoon tea is made more special when people come together for a purpose. And so it was that on Tuesday 30th October parents and carers of students attending Riverside ESC came together at the school’s invitation to meet and share something of their experiences.

    Read more ...
  • Abilities Expo - Planning Your Future

     The Abilities Expo "Pathways to the Future - Planning for Success" is for people of all ages with disability, their families and carers who want to know more about the services they can access and the organisations that provide those services.

    Read more ...
  • Secret Harbour Cricket Opportunity

    Secret Harbour Dockers Cricket Club has established an all-inclusve program for kids with a disability to learn new skills and play Australia's favourite sport. The Woolworths "Cricket Blast" program is open to all boys and girls. It's a great way to start the cricket season of 2018-19.

    Read more ...