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STUDENT ABSENCES/VACATION

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Parents wishing to take their children out of school for a family holiday must complete an In-term Holiday Form, or hard copies can be collected from the school office.  Parents are requested not to use Seesaw or the SMS MessageU system to report absences of this nature.


It is a legal requirement of the Department of Education to notify the school when a child is absent.  At Creaney Primary School we have a mobile phone messaging system to communicate student absences. You can do this on the morning of an absence by sending a message before 9:00am through the school’s SMS system, MessageU.​ Please SMS your child's absence details to 0437 156 748 stating child's name/date and reason for absence.

 

When an explanation has not already been provided our computer system will automatically send parents a message if a child is absent, that will read similar to this:

CPS records show Frank Smart is absent Monday 12/02/2022. Please reply SMS with student name/reason/date.

An SMS message will be sent to all numbers listed as Parent Guardian 1, prompting you to save the number in your contacts list as Creaney absences. This will ensure that you are able to access the number easily to notify us of a student absence by 9:30am. 

 

Parents need to be aware that this system is an additional absence follow up service only. There will be times when parents may not receive a text message due to technical issues. In cases where you are concerned about your child’s attendance, please contact the school directly on 9408 2900.