CDSC has an attendance expectation of 95%. To help reach this goal the College employs a range of strategies, including:
- Having four House Support Officers (HSO’s) who monitor student attendance
- House and whole school awards for students with 95% and above attendance
- End of year awards and vouchers for students who finish the year with 100% attendance
- Student absence plans
If your child is absent, running late or if something arises during the day requiring your child to leave early, please ring the relevant House number and the HSO will sign your child in/out.
If you are aware that your child needs to depart early (e.g. pre-planned appointment), please send your child with a note in the morning, and they will then be able to meet you at the required time after signing out with their HSO.
The education department now requires parents wanting to take students out of school for an extended period of time to request permission in writing for the student to be away from school.
This must be sent to the Principal at least 1 term prior to the dates sought.