- she couldn't find her shoes and we didn't want her not in full uniform (apparently a note wouldn't suffice?)
- her sister has the day off work and wants to take her to Dream World
- it was raining and we didn't want her getting sick by walking in the rain
- her cousins are here on holiday for two weeks, so she will have every day that they do something interesting off... oh and every day they don't so she can entertain them
This kid is way behind in school and in remedial everything, not surprising when you see her attendance record.
If we ever had a day off school, we would spend it confined to our bedrooms with only books to entertain ourselves while we 'got better'. My kids will be the same and hopefully this will instill the same work ethic I have in them.
I doubt OP is anywhere near my SILs stage, but my point is, it's a slippery slope.
Keep in mind, while your child isn't there, the class work goes on without it and your child misses out on a chunk of work and even one day can make it hard to keep on track with it, which can lead to disinterest as well as the child not achieving to their full potential.
I know it's only Prep, but you're setting the standards for 13 years (at least) of education.