Attendance Procedures – Reminder

August 28, 2023


Dear Parent/Guardian,



We hope you have been able to successfully download the VSWare app and log in.  If for any reason you are having difficulties please email Karen in the office at and she will send you your username.  I am attaching information on how to download the app here. 


In line with the Education (Welfare) Act 2000, parents/guardians are required to submit an absence note to school when their child is absent.  The only approved way of submitting an absence note to our school is through the VSWare app. E-mails or phone calls to Years Heads, Senior Management or the school secretary do not count as an absence note and you will be contacted where absence notes are not received. Also as per school policy for many years, students are not permitted to ring home themselves and arrange to be collected during the school day, this must be done through the principal or deputy principals. 


Below, we have created a video for you with instructions on how to submit absence notes for your child should they be absent, late to school or need to leave school early. Notes should be submitted before 9am.  Once a note has been approved by the school you will receive a notification telling you this.  Occasionally we may have to “Reject” notes due to incorrect dates or times given or the 24 hour clock not used, but an explanatory reason will be given letting you know why the note wasn’t accepted. We do not expect you to include a lot of detail in the note, a general explanation is all that is required. 


If a student is arriving late or leaving early it is their responsibility to check with our secretary Karen when they arrive/before they leave, that we have received an absence note. Students are not permitted to leave school early without us having received a note.  


If your son/daughter is feeling unwell durinig the school day and wishes to go home, they must go to either the Principal or Deputy Principal for them to contact home.  Students are NOT allowed to contact home themselves. 


We hope you will find this information beneficial. Should you have any queries regarding absence notes or have any issues with VSWare, please email  


Video Link:



Thanks in advance for your cooperation,


Ceara Scally

Attendance Co-Ordinator