There is a perception among some people that teachers work from 8.45 am to 3.30 pm Monday to Friday and get long holidays and yes, there are a few teachers out there that do work less than the average teacher.
My actual position is principal however as Dhurringile is a very small school, part of my role is also as a classroom teacher. Unfortunately, 'teaching principal' is not a category of the principal group. You are either a principal or a teacher. One of the biggest disadvantages of a small school is the few staff to share the roles and responsibilities with. In a larger school, each staff member may take on one or two responsibilities. In a small school, each staff member is required to take on a number of roles or responsibilities with the principal required to take the majority.
So, this was my week for Monday 5th September to Friday 9th September 2022.
Protecting the safety and well-being of children through the reporting and monitoring of absenteeism is the responsibility of both parents/carers and schools.Same-day notification of unexplained student absences
Our school will text you as soon as practicable on the day if a student is not at school and you haven’t notified the school as to why.
If you are notified by the school that your child is away without a reason, please contact us as soon as possible by texting / calling 0418 383 064 or calling 5826 6222 to let us know where your child is. If we cannot reach you because we don’t have your correct contact details (i.e.: message notification fail, disconnected number), then we will make contact with any emergency contact/s nominated on your child’s file held by the school, where possible, on the same day of the unexplained absence.
Please remember it is your responsibility to contact us to provide an explanation for your child's absence from school, and where possible, please inform us in advance of upcoming absences.
For further information on the processes and procedures our school uses to record, monitor and follow-up student attendance and absence please read our Attendance Policy https://www.dhurringileps.vic.edu.au/source/BUILD/attendance_policy.pdf