Absences

Last Update: 14.01.2019

As a cour­tesy, please either email the school office before 8:00 or ring, should your child be unable to attend school that day: 02243 321 55 — 10. Absences are per­miss­ible in the case of ill­ness; when prior per­mis­sion to attend a spe­cial event has been gran­ted; or when in a par­tic­u­lar sub­ject exemp­tion has been sought and gran­ted, e.g. sport.

Your respons­ib­il­ity

Any absence must be accoun­ted for by parents/​legal guard­i­ans of pupils of com­puls­ory school age (up to 16) either verbally or in writ­ing. For absences of three days or longer, writ­ten noti­fic­a­tion or a doctor’s cer­ti­fic­ate may be required by the form teacher or prin­cipal.

Sanc­tions

Should a pupil be absent from les­sons for more than a week without jus­ti­fic­a­tion and also not have sent notice even after receiv­ing writ­ten request, the pupil will be expelled. Rein­stat­ing him/​her is only per­miss­ible with author­iz­a­tion from the Edu­ca­tion Board of Lower Aus­tria.

Spe­cial cir­cum­stances

If reques­ted by the parent/​legal guard­ian or the pupil, form teach­ers or the prin­cipal can grant per­mis­sion of absence for a jus­ti­fied reason from indi­vidual les­sons for up to one day.

Catch­ing up on missed school work as soon as pos­sible is the pupils’ respons­ib­il­ity. They will receive the sup­port of the class and the teach­ers.