Reporting Mechanism for Absentees in Kindergartens
Points to Note
- For students’ absence for 7 consecutive school days without reasons or under doubtful circumstances, kindergartens should complete the “Report Form of Student Absentee in Kindergarten” (i.e. Appendix 1 of Education Bureau Circular No. 4/2018 “Reporting Mechanism for Absentees in Kindergartens”) to report to the Education Bureau on the 7th day of the student’s absence (please see the Flow Diagram of the Reporting Mechanism for Student Absentees in Kindergartens).
- Should the school personnel detect any indicators of child maltreatment through observations of the physical well-being, behavior or emotions of students (please see “Possible Indicators of Child Maltreatment” at Appendix 1 of Education Bureau Circular No. 1/2020 “Handling Suspected Cases of Child Maltreatment and Domestic Violence”), they should promptly take appropriate actions according to the procedures set out in Education Bureau Circular 1/2020, irrespective of whether the student is attending school as usual, absent from school continuously or absent from school intermittently.