In the event of an absence parents should phone the absence line 939 5415 and leave a message on the absence voice mail box.

When you return to school a note must be written in the student diary explaining absence, and the precise dates or times of absence. The note is to be signed by a parent or guardian. The note is to be shown to the Form Tutor.

Routine planned absence (dentist, doctor etc.) should as far as possible be in non-school times. If an appointment is unavoidably in school time, it must be pre-arranged with the Form Tutor or House Leader.

Leave, other than compassionate or medical, must be prearranged in writing with the Rector – such leave sought being seen as an exception. The pupil is obliged to complete all necessary academic requirements.

If you are sitting an internally assessed course and have missed a test or unable to fully meet the conditions for the assessed period of work due to illness phone or email your subject teacher and then bring a Medical Certificate to your teacher upon return to the College.

St Patrick’s College takes attendance seriously. Contact will be made with a student’s home for any unaccountable absence or persistent lateness to school.