Out of fairness to students and colleagues, all teachers are encouraged to avoid unnecessary absence. If ill during the school day, teachers can rest or seek medical attention from the nurse at the school.If teachers are absent from school due to illness, they are required to contact the Head of Foreign Affairs and their Year Coordinator / Head of Content before 7.30am so that other staff can be arranged to cover their classes. An SMS cannot substitute for a phone call when ill.

When a teacher does not attend work due to illness on a Monday, Friday or a day prior to or immediately after a long holiday, their absence must be supported by a Medical Certificate from a reputable hospital.