The school has successfully implemented SMS Absence Notifications to parents when children are absent.
The new process means parents and carers receive a text message to the main mobile number provided to the school notifying you that your son and/or daughter has been marked absent from school.
When parents receive this message they are able to respond with a text outlining the reason for the absence. This will then be recorded in our database and will act as the official explanation for student absence on this day.
All response texts explaining absence should include:
* student’s full name
* date of absence
* explanation of absence
An example of a response to the school generated absence notification could be:
“Jane Smith (3Q) is absent today (23.6.20) as she is ill with the flu.”
“Johnny Citizen (KE) was absent on June 22 as he had a sore throat”
Please note that the school is unable to engage in text conversations via this medium. If you need to discuss your child’s absence with your child’s teacher, please make a phone call to the school.
Below is an example of how a school generated absence SMS will look when you receive it, and how it will look when you respond.