Attendance on courses is compulsory. You may only be absent from courses for a genuine reason such as illness or work commitments. Although work can be accepted as a reason for absence, please make sure that you do not have a regular work clash with a course you are attending as this will prevent you from completing the course satisfactorily. You always need to bring certification with you if you are away from class and you should use WILMA to inform the school of your absence beforehand. If you are absent from a lesson it is your responsibility and not that of the teacher to ensure that you have all the material necessary to catch up with missed assignments. If you are absent from a course more than 3 times you may have to retake the course.