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Griffith East Public School

Griffith East Public School

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Supportive resources

What kind of assistance is available?

The Home School Liaison Program is a supportive resource to students, parents, and schools. It aims to ensure the full participation of all students in education.

Its major focus is school attendance matters.

The program is conducted by the N.S.W. Department of Education and Training with support from the Department of Community Services.

What is the role of a home liaison officer?

The home school liaison officer:

  • is the contact person between the home and the school where there are attendance problems.
  • finds out why the child is not attending school and arranges appropriate help and;
  • encourages regular attendance of students.

The school is legally required to keep accurate records regarding a child’s attendance.  Any absence must be explained by a written parental note.  All unknown absences will be pursued by letter from the school followed by intervention by the Home School Liaison Officer if absences are continuous and unexplained.