Early Learning Centre
Primary, Middle and Senior School
Please note our SMS provider has recently changed for Absentees SMS and this has resulted in a new phone number. The new number is:
You will receive a welcome SMS shortly; we suggest you save this number to your contacts as ‘St Luke’s SMS’ to accommodate future SMSs.
We would also like to take the opportunity to remind parents of the process for reporting a student’s absence:
All absences should be reported to the School via the absentee line
If you are unsure about who to speak with about a matter, contact
At 9.30am or soon after each day, when a student is identified as absent without prior notification being received from a parent, our system will SMS parents who are then able to respond by SMS with a reason. (Please note, SMSs from St Luke’s Anglican School will be sent from a virtual number which is unable to receive phone calls.)
This enables us to communicate to all parents simultaneously, avoids unnecessary phone calls, and enables our records to be updated in a timely manner.
If a student is absent for three consecutive days without parent acknowledgement a School officer will follow up with a phone call home.
SMS notifications also form part of our communication strategy in the event of an emergency situation, for example school closure.