Text messages used to chase parents of absentees
Woy Woy Public School has started an SMS service to seek details of student absences from parents and carers.
Parents will be expected to contact the school to explain their child's absence.
"This new system will send text messages to parents, guardians and caregivers to notify them of an unexplained absence or late arrival of their child," said principal Ms Ona Buckley.
"Parents will be informed by mobile phone SMS each time their child is absent or late when an explanation has not already been provided to the school.
"Please note that traditional forms of communication between parents and school staff regarding attendance are still acceptable."
Ms Buckley said the Sentral Daily Attendance SMS system was introduced "to ensure parents and caregivers are aware of their child's absence".
"We are pleased to be able to offer this service to our families as we recognise that the safety of our children is everyone's highest priority," she said.
"At Woy Woy Public School student safety and attendance is a high priority."
Newsletter, 22 Mar 2019
Ona Buckley, Woy Woy Public School