Notification of Student absences
Helensvale State High School has a
dedicated line to receive messages regarding student absences and late
note this line is for SMS only, not
Please send an
SMS to 0457 478 277 in the following
Please use this is your preferred method of notification and add this number to your contacts. The
School will continue to request advice from parents/carers for unexplained
absences if you have not notified us. Notifying the School will minimise
the need for these investigations.
can advise us by email: email@example.com
Parents/guardians should advise the school
if their student is going to be late, prior to their arrival, by sending an SMS
to 0457 478 277 or by giving them a
note. The students MUST sign in at
student services upon arrival at school or they will be marked absent.
Please note: If the student does not have
a note, or we have not received a phone call, they will automatically receive a
lunch time detention.
not leave school grounds without first signing out through the Student
Services Counter. In the case of an emergency, we need to know the
whereabouts of ALL students.
If you know
your student has an appointment, please send him/her to school with a
note. This should be brought to
student services before school
or during break times to
receive a leave request. Students will
not be allowed to leave class, without a leave request
Students are unable to leave class, unless previously
organised, due to the impact these interruptions have on individual and
class learning time. If unforeseen circumstances occur, we are happy to
contact students during break times to issue a pass, enabling them to be
released from class.
must be collected from student services by a parent/guardian or someone
listed as an emergency contact, from the Student Services Office only.
information, we can attempt to contact students during the following break
Friday (sport days only)
will close at 2.30 pm daily.
Students unwell during school time:
If a student
feels unwell during lesson time, they MUST
NOT contact their parent/guardian
directly. They must report it to their teacher who will then send them to sick
parent/guardian will be contacted to collect their child as a matter of
urgency. If we are unable to make contact with the parent/guardian the
student will be allowed to rest for 15
MINUTES before returning to class.
It is vitally
important that your contact details are up to date and you check your
phone for messages. Please be aware our number appears as a private number
if you miss our call, but we will leave a voice message where ever
Please collect lost
items and report any missing items at Student Services.
If your child
has forgotten something and you are required to bring it to school, please
take it to Student Services and advise your student to collect it from
be held by Student Services, only if it is prescribed by a G.P Student
Services have paperwork that also must be completed, signed by the parent,
and returned to Student Services before the medication can be