Student Attendance

Policy statement

Mother Teresa is committed to student attendance being a priority in schools through consistent practices of roll-marking, monitoring and proactive follow-up of student non-attendance. We will communicate high expectations of attendance to students, families and carers, and celebrate high attendance.


Student attendance is achieved at Mother Teresa Primary School by following these principles:

  • attendance is everyone’s responsibility
  • engaging with the school community and families and carers on the importance of attendance
  • celebrating and acknowledging high attendance i.e. above 95%
  • supporting and re-engaging students with attendance below 90%
  • regularly tracking and monitoring student attendance data, following up on all on unexplained absences.