It is now a mandatory Department of Education and Training requirement that all student absences are explained on the day of absence. This must be done prior to 8:45am on the day or can be done prior to the day if the absence is

anticipated. If your child is marked ‘not present without explanation’, you will receive a message via Compass after 10.00am on the day of the absence to remind you to log in to the Compass parent portal to explain the absence.