Dear Delany Community,
Your child’s attendance at school is not merely a legal requirement but a measure of success. Being at school ensures that your child is engaging with appropriate knowledge and skills to develop the necessary capabilities such as critical thinning and collaboration. Furthermore, regular attendance will establish good habit in community to venture as well as enhancing a child’s socialisation skills. For many students in their adolescence, knowing they must live by a set routine is a good precursor to when they enter adulthood.
In the previous semester we have data showing that some students are not attending on a regular basis. We do understand that children do fall ill from time to time, but we encourage all parents to prompt your children to push through any non-serious health issues and/or non-committal behaviours. In order for our young people to establish good habits we, the school and family unit, need to address any lack lustre attitudes towards schooling. Measures such as rewards and/or consequences will assist young people to self-regulate their actions. I also ask families not to plan trips overseas during term times as this will disrupt the learning process at school.
On another matter, I encourage families to be vigilant when it comes to social media. We will investigate the matter of social media during school time, but we will not take responsibility for students’ actions outside of school hours. If necessary, families have the right to take matters to the police if any laws have been breached.
Mr Robert Muscat