School Attendance

As we start Term 3, we want to ensure that all students get the most out of their final term this academic year. We therefore wish to emphasise the importance of attendance at school. Each school day builds upon the previous one, with lessons and concepts often progressing in a logical sequence. Students with poor attendance may find it challenging to catch up as they may lack the foundational knowledge required for future learning. School attendance also plays a vital role in students’ social development. Students with high attendance have opportunities to continually develop social skills and emotional intelligence and facilitate personal growth within the school community. Regular absence from school can lead to a significant number of days lost, which can hinder students’ academic progress and/or personal and social development. Consistent attendance ensures a smooth flow of learning, preventing students from falling behind. At DBIS, we expect children to maintain a good level of attendance: 95% and above for the academic year.

96% Attendance = 7 days missed

95% Attendance = 9 days missed

90% Attendance = 19 days missed

89% Attendance = 21 days missed

85% Attendance =  28 days missed

If you have any questions about your child’s attendance, please speak to your child’s class teacher.