Hi guys, Just after some help. I have skimmed over the NSW Government School Attendance Policy and it's a bit vague defining unsatisfactory attendance as being, "Absences where explanations are not accepted by the principal." Was wondering if there's a ball park figure for the amount of time off that's considered too much for my partner's 5-year-old son who's in kindergarten? So far we're aware of him having missed four weeks of school this semester (occurring over two, two week blocks). First block was because of work commitments the mother had in her home town so she took him with her (at the time, they were living four hours away from the hometown). Second block was because she decided to move back to the hometown but advised the father their son would only miss a week of school, but he's moved from NSW to VIC and they moved two weeks ago, so he's actually missing 3 weeks of his NSW school but only 2 weeks of the Victorian school he will be attending, due to the difference in term dates. Currently, they're just sitting at home during the week. Her excuse for this is so he can start the new school at the beginning of the new term. But why wouldn't you move in the overlapping week to keep him in school? Sometimes he comes over saying, "I haven't been to school because I've been helping mum." Referring to days outside of the 4 weeks we already knew about. He's also not enrolled in the new VIC school yet and the school closed for end of term yesterday. His father wasn't aware of this otherwise he would have organised it. She's had ample time to request enrolment documents and hand them in. So far we don't have any school reports stating attendance levels because the previous school hasn't forwarded the father a copy, despite an email requesting them to do so. Current orders are shared parental responsibility, with alternating weekends and half of school holidays with dad. Would anyone else consider this an issue or are we reading too much into it? We're just worried about him falling behind. Cheers.