This year, the number of times a student is absent and late will be reported on the front of each semester report. Discovery College believes that the development of positive organisation and work habits is an essential life skill. Research also points to the importance of being on time in regards to student achievement. Starting on Thursday 13 August, students in Year 4-13 are required to swipe their smart cards before 8.20am. Swiping after 8.20am is deemed ‘late’. For students who are regularly late, DC will contact parents to look at ways we can work together to solve this.