Absence and attendance


Students who arrive at school on time are more relaxed and feel more organised. We encourage you to assist your child by being punctual. If your child arrives after 8.50 am they need to obtain a late slip at the front office. Punctuality is also very important at the end of the day. Children do get distressed if parents are late to pick them up, and teachers may have other commitments after school. If you are delayed please call the school as soon as possible on 9892 5500.

Students leaving school grounds

Once a child arrives at school that child becomes the responsibility of the school. Permission is not granted for the children to leave the school grounds except in special circumstances and with written consent of the parent or guardian and discussion with the Principal.

Picking students up early

If you need to take your child off school premises during school hours you are required to complete a form at the school administration office prior to collecting your child. A copy of this must be given to the teacher before the child leaves school grounds.

Absentee Procedure

If your child is absent from school please advise us using one of the following options.

  • Email on yakamia.ps@education.wa.edu.au include your child’s name, room number and reason for being absent
  • Verbal & written communication with teachers
  • Phone call to school (9892 5500)
  • Reply to the school SMS which will be sent to all unexplained absences each day.

The Education Act states that every absence from school should be explained within three days. If you know your child is going to be away, you can let us know before the actual absence.