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The Covie App

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Absences

On this page you will find information about future and past absences, as well as the procedure for arriving late and leaving early. 

Absences

The Covie App allows you to approve absences* from your mobile. You no longer need to email or call the school or send in a note, though you may wish to email your child's class/Home Class teacher as a courtesy. 

At approximately 5.00pm on the day your child is absent**, you will receive a notification (providing you've enabled notifications) asking you to provide an explanation for the absence. Once you've opened the App, click on the Absences button and select the applicable child who has been absent (see third screen below). Click 'Submit absence explanation' and select the date of absence, then select a reason for the absence from the drop down menu. You will also need to provide a simple explanation. Click submit. 

Only ONE parent needs to submit an absence (even though both parents will receive the notification via the App). 

*The Education Act 1990 requires you to ensure your child attends school each day that instruction is provided unless they are prevented from doing so by sickness or other acceptable reason, and for you to provide an explanation for any absence. The Act requires you to explain your child’s absences within seven days of the occurrence. Failure to do so will result in an unjustified absence being recorded. Please provide an explanation via the Covie App. If you have any concerns that our records are incorrect, please contact the school immediately. 

**If parents have already emailed the school with an explanation for the absence, you will NOT get an absence notification via the app as the Office will have already verified the absence. 

Please see our Student Attendance Policy for more details.

Arriving Late/Leaving Early (Partial Absences)
Year groups Arriving Late Leaving Early
Prep
Proceed directly to Prep to drop off your child.
Proceed directly to Prep to collect your child. It will be helpful to advise the Prep teacher of your plans for early collection.
Kindergarten to Year 2
Students can go directly to class. Parents should email admin@covenant.nsw.edu.au​ prior to their child's arrival and this will be forwarded to the relevant classroom teacher.
Students should be escorted by a parent to the Student Reception Office where they will need to sign out.
Years 3 to 6
Students can go directly to class. Parents should email admin@covenant.nsw.edu.au​ prior to their child's arrival and this will be forwarded to the relevant classroom teacher.
Students should sign out at the Student Reception Office. Parents should email admin@covenant.nsw.edu.au prior to their child's early departure. This will be forwarded to the relevant teacher.
Years 7 to 10
Students should go directly to the Student Reception Office and sign in. A note from home or an email to admin@covenant.nsw.edu.au should be sent prior to arrival. This will be forwarded to the relevant teacher/s.
Students should go directly to the Student Reception Office and sign out. A note from home or an email to admin@covenant.nsw.edu.au should be sent prior to departure. This will be forwarded to the relevant teacher/s.
Years 11 to 12
Students may arrive late if they have study periods first thing in the morning providing they have returned their Year 11/12 Agreement. Students must still go directly to the Student Reception Office and sign in. If there is another reason for arriving late, then they should go directly to the Student Reception Office and sign in. A note from home or an email to admin@covenant.nsw.edu.au should be sent prior to arrival. This will be forwarded to the relevant teacher/s.
Students may leave early if they have study periods at the end of the day providing they have returned their Year 11/12 Agreement. Students must still go directly to the Student Reception Office and sign out. If there is another reason for leaving early, then they should go directly to the Student Reception Office and sign out. A note from home or an email to admin@covenant.nsw.edu.au should be sent prior to departure. This will be forwarded to the relevant teacher/s.
Apply for Extended Leave

If you are planning to take 5 days or more for a family holiday then an Application for Extended Leave - Travel Form needs to be completed. Parents must give the school sufficient notice - preferably 2 weeks. 

Application for Leave - Elite Arts or Elite Sport

The Parental application for Exemption - Elite Arts or Elite Sports form is to be completed for any leave of absence greater than half a day. It is to be requested prior to the time of intended leave. 

Absences FAQs

My child was absent today. Why didn't I receive a notification via the Covie App?

If you've already emailed admin@covenant.nsw.edu.au/the teacher to advise the school that your child was absent, the Office will have verified the absence already - there is nothing more you need to do!

Otherwise, there may have been an error with our roll marking. Please email admin@covenant.nsw.edu.au so we can sort this out for you.  

My child wasn't absent today but I received a notification via the Covie App - why?

How frustrating! Please email admin@covenant.nsw.edu.au and let us know so we can sort this out for you.