It is important for all students to be at school every day. During the winter months there will be many students who experience coughs, colds and other minor illnesses. When deciding whether to keep your child at home from school, please consider the following:
A child should be at school unless the child:

· is too sick to leave the house
· has an infectious disease like measles, chicken pox or mumps
· has a medical or dental appointment that could not be made out of school hours.

Please remember that if children miss the basics in the early years of schooling they often experience learning difficulties later on. There is a direct link between attendance and achievement, and poor patterns of attendance in the early years can lead to poor patterns of attendance throughout the school years.
If your child is absent from school, please ring the school to notify us on the day.
When your child is well enough to return to school, a written note is to follow. This is a legal obligation. Please do not send your child to school if he/she is not well. There are no facilities at our school for really sick children.

Help us help your child to maximise their learning

At Findon we acknowledge and celebrate classes and students who have the best attendance records with incentives such as a BBQ with our principal and class rewards.