In order for students to be supported to achieve success, it is
crucial that they attend school.
Students are expected to:
1) supply a signed note or parental contact to their Homecare
teacher upon return to school from an absence
Parents / Guardians / Caregivers are expected to:
1) contact the school if their child is absent for 2 consecutive
days or more
2) supply a
signed note, preferably in the student diary when their child is
absent, clearly stating the date and reason for the absence on the
child’s return to school
2009 update - new SMS service:
Parents/Caregivers are advised that the school are trialing a Mobile
Phone SMS Service, starting on Monday 15th June.
Parents will be informed by
SMS about any unexplained absences for their child. The school
expects parents/caregivers to contact the school in advance if they
know their child is to be absent.
The message will read as
Gawler HS records show
Fred James is absent MON 15/6/09
Pls reply SMS or ph 8521
2406 student name/reason/abs date
The message will arrive on
the phone displaying the number; Parents should store this number in
their mobile phone under Gawler High School so that when a
message arrives, the parent is aware it has been sent by the school.
Parents can then reply by SMS, giving the student full name, year
level, date of absence and reason for absence. Alternatively,
you can phone the school on 8521 2406 or send a note in the
your mobile phone number!
As part of the process of
trialing this exciting new system, the school is seeking your
assistance. We already have an extensive list of parents mobile
numbers, however, we would like to ensure our records are up to
date. Please contact the school by phone or email
to advise us of the correct mobile phone number for us to use.
The school might also use
the system for reminders about significant events such as parent
teacher nights, sports day etc, or broken down or delayed school