Absences and Punctuality

The more you child attends school, the greater their learning

Absences and Punctuality

Punctuality and regular attendance assist individual and class progress. If your child is unwell in the morning, it is advisable to keep him/her at home. A child who is not feeling well cannot learn properly and may infect other children.

Please inform us by phone or email, before school, if your child will be absent. If this is not possible please provide a written explanation of your child’s absence upon their return to school. The explanation must contain the following information; date of absence, child’s name, child’s class, reason for absence and signature of parent or guardian.

You can notify the school of your child’s absence via the Malvern Springs Primary School app.

Our SMS communication system will alert you to unexplained absences. In this instance your response to this text will be accepted as a written explanation for an absence.

Absenteeism will have a negative impact upon student learning and for this reason families are strongly discouraged from taking holidays during school term.

Students who arrive after the start of the school day (8.45am) are required to go to the office to register their attendance by receiving a Late Note. Parents of students who are regularly late will be contacted to discuss the reason for late arrival.

Malvern Springs PS

  • dummy3 Chandala Turn, Ellenbrook

  • dummyWestern Australia 6069

  • dummy(08) 6296 5422

  • dummy(08) 6296 5438

  • dummymalvernsprings.ps @education.wa.edu.au

  • dummyAdministration Hours:

  • dummyMonday to Friday 8:15am to 4:00pm

School Hours

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  • dummySchool commences 8:45am

  • dummyRecess 10:55am until 11:15am

  • dummyLunch eating 1:15pm until 1:25pm

  • dummyLunch play 1:25pm until 1:45pm

  • dummyEnd of School 2:50pm

  • dummyWednesday: early close 2:30 pm