A student is marked absent if he/she does not attend school.
In case there is a valid reason and the leave is sanctioned then the leave will not be deducted from his attendance.
Leave maybe sanctioned for the following reasons:
Absence due to sickness which should be proved by medical certificates and reports approved by the concerned authorities.
The official tasks assigned to students by prior permission from the school Principal.
Death of a relative: For three days only.
Other cases allowed by the Ministry of Education Uganda.
Planned Absence: If a parent knows in advance that his/her child will miss more days, then they can request for planned absence.
The note must be submitted prior to the planned absence.
The school retains the discretion to sanction leave for any urgent and reasonable absence for which there is a written request.
2 Attendance awards:
Students attaining 100% attendance will be awarded a gold medal at the School prize distribution ceremony.
Sanctioned leave is however not taken into account while considering the award.
From grades 6 to 12 house points are awarded for attendance.
The winning house will be awarded a rolling trophy at the end of the academic year.
In the primary, classes will be awarded Golden Stars for attaining maximum attendance.
3 Deletion of names from school rolls:
A pupil’s name will be struck off the School Rolls on the following grounds:
Absence from school for a period of 30 continuous days without prior permission of the school authorities.
For gross misconduct.
Rules concerning absence:
Students must have at least 85% attendance for promotion to the next class.
Please note that no short leave or half day is allowed in case the student wants to leave during school hours. Full day leave will be marked.
During the school hours, any student taking leave should be accompanied by parent or legal guardians, the details of whom are specified in the admission form.
Any parent who wants to take the child with him/her, should forward the application to the Principal’s office one hour before the scheduled dispersal time for junior & senior classes.
The application forwarded to the Principal’s office should bear the name of the student, class & section together with the bus route or private conveyance mentioned in the same.
Any absence without leave being sanctioned in advance will not be permissible.
Absence for more than three days immediately after a vacationand long holidays renders the student liable to pay a fine of USD 10/- per day. After 5 working days the name would be struck off the rolls.
For defaulters it may lead to suspension/expulsion from the school.
Once the child is marked present at school, he will not be allowed to leave the school, unless an extraordinary situation arises.
Students who do not take any of the semester exams will not be eligible for any academic award.
A student returning to school after suffering from an infectious or contagious disease must produce a doctor’s certificate of fitness permitting him/her to attend the school. A student suffering from the following diseases must observe the prescribed period of quarantine before returning to class.
(a) Chicken Pox – Till complete falling of scabs
(b) Cholera – Till the child is completely well
(c) Measles – 2 weeks after the rash disappears
(d) Mumps – Till swelling has gone, about 1 month
(e) Whooping Cough – Six weeks
(f) Jaundice – Six weeks
Late arrival in school.
The school gate will close 10 minutes after the first bell rings.
All late arrivals will be fined USD 5/- if they arrive after the gate has been closed.
Pupil whose names are struck off the rolls may be considered for re-admission to the school at the Principal’s discretion, but will be required to go through all the formalities of new admission cases.