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EDUCATION ACT 1990 - SECT 24

Register of enrolments and attendances

24 Register of enrolments and attendances

(1) The principal of a government school or registered non-government school must keep a register, in a form approved by the Minister, of the enrolments and daily attendances of all children at the school.
(1A) The register is to contain any notification given (or particulars of any notification given) about the absence of a child from school under section 23 (3) (a).
(2) The register must be available for inspection during school hours by an inspector or by any authorised person, who may require the principal of the school to furnish a copy of the register or any part of it.
(3) When required to do so by the Minister, the principal of a government school or registered non-government school must furnish to the Minister information, within a time and in a form approved by the Minister, concerning the following:
(a) the enrolment and attendance of children at the school during a specified period,
(b) any unsatisfactory school attendance by children of compulsory school-age enrolled at the school.
(4) The particulars of enrolments and daily attendances recorded in a register under this section must be retained for such period as the Minister may determine.
(5) A principal of a government school or registered non-government school who, without reasonable excuse, fails to comply with a requirement imposed by or under this section is guilty of an offence.
Maximum penalty: 5 penalty units.



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