STUDENT ABSENCES

To notify the school of your student’s absence please contact the school by 9.30am on the morning of the student absence.

How do I report a student absence? 

We recommend that you download the GIHS School Stream App and use the Absence and Attendance Notifications tab to fill out the necessary form. See the School Stream User Guide below for instructions on how to download the App. 

School Stream User Guide

 

If your smartphone is not supported by the App software, please use the following methods of contacting the school:

SMS: 0447100212
Email: absences@gihs.sa.edu.au

Please state the following in your text or email:

  • Surname of student
  • First name of student
  • Student’s Home Group
  • Reason for student absence (eg illness, family)

All unexplained absences must be rectified by email to absences@gihs.sa.edu.au soon after the student has returned to school. Any more than 3 consecutive days away from school a doctor’s medical certificate is required via email or provided directly to Student Services on their return to school.

On any day a student is absent and there has been no notification to the school, an SMS will be sent to the first contact parent/carer mobile phone number, informing them of the absence. Parents/carers can reply to this SMS.

Late Arrival and Early Departure

If a student is late or leaving early from school, parents/carers are asked to notify the school by downloading the School Stream App. See the above user guide on how to download the App. 

If your smartphone is not supported by the App software, please use the following methods of contacting the school:

SMS: 0447100212
Email: absences@gihs.sa.edu.au

Please state the following in your text or email:

  • Surname of student
  • First name of student
  • Student’s Home Group
  • Reason for lateness (eg family, doctor’s appointment)

Students who arrive at the school after 8:45am must report to The POD to sign in through the school’s computer sign in system.

On any day a student is late and there has been no notification to the school, an SMS will be sent to the 1st contact parent/carer mobile phone number, informing them of the child’s lateness. Parents/carers can reply to this SMS.

Students who need to leave early must report to The POD to sign out through the school’s computer sign in system.

All students leaving school early must have permission from a parent /carer. No student will be signed out without parental/carer permission.  Staff will contact parents/carers if required. 

** Please note all attendance can be viewed via the Parent Portal – Daymap
*** Please note it is a requirement of the Department for Education that all student absences are explained by a parent or carer.

Change of Contact Details

It is important that all student details are kept up to date and accurate at all times. If you need to update any changes to your personal details, please notify the school as soon as possible by downloading the School Stream App and using the Change of Details Form tab. 

If you have any issues with the App, please email student.services@gihs.sa.edu.au for an electronic form.

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