Absentees

Early Learning Centre

Phone: 4132 7539

elc-absentee@stluke.qld.edu.au

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: 0427 707 673

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 (07) 4132 7550 or email:

primary-absentee@stlukes.qld.edu.au or secondary-absentees@stlukes.qld.edu.au

If you are unsure about who to speak with about a matter, contact (07) 4132 7525 for Primary Reception, or (07) 4132 7555 for the Main Office.

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.