The Port Lincoln High School are currently updating our Attendance process with the new software platform in mind.

There will be an increase in SEQTA, Email and phone calls following up Attendance in Term 3 & 4

The South Australian Government has identified improved attendance as a priority for the Department for Education DfE.  A child who is between 6 and 17 years must be enrolled and attend school regularly unless the Minister has granted an exemption from school.  Under the Education Act of South Australia, parents and/or caregivers are held responsible for the regular attendance of all children in their care.

DfE therefore has a legal responsibility to record and monitor attendance and take appropriate action to rectify problems of non-attendance.

Acceptable reasons for student absences:

  • Alternate program of study or work (arranged with/by the school)
  • Illness (including travel for medical/surgery)
  • Family reasons (funerals, unavoidable family travel)

Please inform the school of any absences via one of the following methods:

  • SEQTA Engage: send a Direqt message to DG teacher
  • Phone: (08) 8683 6000

NOTE: For absences of three days or more, an Exemption Form is required; these are available from the Front Office.

Your support in getting your students Attendance correct will be greatly appreciated.


Todd George
PLHS Principal

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