Policies & Procedures

DESS has a range of policies and procedures to ensure the safety and happiness of both our students and staff.

Please view our policy documents below.

Reporting Your Child Absent from School

The school will call parents on the first day of any child’s absence. It is therefore, vitally important that parents inform in advance, or promptly on the first morning that the child is absent. 

For sickness and medical reporting, please report this via the DESSC Parent App as follows: please select > Information tab > scroll down to Useful Websites & Absence Reporting > Report My Child Absent (DESS). Please complete the details and submit the form or submit the Absent Reporting Form via the website. 

If the absence is not sickness/medical related or your child will be late to school, please email [email protected] before 8:00am, confirming your child’s details and the reason for absence. When calling the school, please leave a message, providing your child’s name, class and details of absence. 

Tel: 04 3371457 – select option 1

Parents should remember to keep the school informed of up to date telephone numbers (for both parents, where applicable).