Student attendance at school; parents legal obligation
Parents are legally required to ensure your child attends school every day (including being on time and not leaving early). If your child misses school you must promptly contact the school on the day of the absence and provide an explanation unless permission has been already been granted (which will then be recorded).
Parents are highly encouraged to avoid planning holidays or making routine medical appointments during school time. Where possible, you should inform the school in advance of upcoming absences.
If your child reaches 5 days of unapproved or unexplained absence in the preceding 12 months then the school will work with you to implement the appropriate support or intervention to assist your child and ensure they attend school every day and remain at school during school hours. The principal can make a referral to the School Attendance Officer - http://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/parents/behaviour/Pages/attendance.aspx#link35