Regular attendance at school is important for your child’s intellectual, social, emotional and physical development.
All children and young people in the ACT are required to participate in fulltime education from six years of age until they complete Year 10. Young people are then required to participate in fulltime in education, training or employment until they complete Year 12 or they turn 17, whichever happens first. The Education Participation (Enrolment and Attendance Policy) has further details.
If your child is unable to attend, you are required to let your school know they will not be at the school on the day or for a certain period. Each school has its own attendance procedures, please contact your school for details.