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    Also, I don't want my child to have unexplained absences on their report.

    Not sure about other states, but in NSW, after a certain amount of unexplained absences, the teacher has to inform the principal who must take action.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Also, I don't want my child to have unexplained absences on their report.

    Not sure about other states, but in NSW, after a certain amount of unexplained absences, the teacher has to inform the principal who must take action.
    Handing in a note isnt an unexplained absence though

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    I would always give a specific reason.

    If a child has too many absences, then you won't remember why to be able to tell authorities.
    Sorry, I have re-read this a few times and dont understand it.

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    I usually write sick, or appointment. No further details. On late notes it's usually 'traffic', or one particularly frustrating morning, I very truthfully wrote "because dd refused to get dressed into her uniform".

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    Quote Originally Posted by London View Post
    Sorry, I have re-read this a few times and dont understand it.
    If your child has too many absences, then it has to be reported to docs. If you only write "personal" and they come and ask you why, how will you remember the real reason if you don't specify.

    I don't know, could be different in wa, but in nsw, there are codes for specific absences that have to be recorded next to their name. There isn't a code for personal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by London View Post
    Handing in a note isnt an unexplained absence though
    That post was for cleigh who said she would write "was away on this day" and leave it at that.

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    Personal reasons??? I LIKE it!!!

    I usually say 'was sick' or 'had an appt'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    If your child has too many absences, then it has to be reported to docs. If you only write "personal" and they come and ask you why, how will you remember the real reason if you don't specify.

    I don't know, could be different in wa, but in nsw, there are codes for specific absences that have to be recorded next to their name. There isn't a code for personal.
    Ohhh ok, gotchya

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    If your child has too many absences, then it has to be reported to docs. If you only write "personal" and they come and ask you why, how will you remember the real reason if you don't specify.

    I don't know, could be different in wa, but in nsw, there are codes for specific absences that have to be recorded next to their name. There isn't a code for personal.
    so what would be considered 'too many' absences?

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    My dad use to wright notes that said "A was not at schools because she was with me" and left it at that I remember after needing help with a math question I asked him he couldn't get it to work and asked my teacher, the teacher couldn't explain how the problem worked so my dad sent a note to school saying I would be absent for a week because I would learn more with him lol


 

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