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If a student becomes suddenly ill, suffers an accident or an unforeseen incident affects their performance on the day of an assessment they are able to complete and submit an illness/misadventure application.

Applications must:

  • Be written by the student, with the student outlining how they are affected (Part A). A parent can only apply on the student’s behalf if the student is incapacitated.
  • include advice from a relevant independent expert, like a doctor or police officer, to show why the student couldn’t attend or was affected on the day of an assessment (Part B).
  • relate to the specific day of an assessment as illness/misadventure does not cover lost preparation time or illness/misadventure events that occur in the lead up to an assessment.
  • be submitted by the student to the Deputy Principal C no more than two days after the original assessment date or end of the assessment week (if seniors).

Sitting and submitting tasks:

NESA advises students to always attend assessments if they can, even if applying for illness or misadventure, but don’t attend if a doctor advises not to.

If a KHS student misses an assessment they must sit or submit the task upon their immediate return. Students must still sit or submit required assessments, even if illness or misadventure has been approved or a mark of zero will be awarded.

Students who were not in attendance for examinations/tests on the date of sitting will receive an estimate calculated from other assessments within that course. Students who were present will receive either their exam mark or an estimate, whichever is higher.


Illness/misadventure applications are for cases where an illness or mishap affects performance so that the student’s result does not properly measure your achievement. These applications don’t cover:

  • difficulty preparing or lost time/misadventure in the lead up to an assessment date – applications must directly affect the assessment date.
  • technology issues (ensure work is backed up)
  • alleged deficiencies in teaching
  • lost time or facilities for study
  • misreading exam timetables
  • misreading exam instructions
  • entering or sitting for the wrong exam
  • long-term illness (for example, glandular fever, asthma or epilepsy) unless you can show it recurred suddenly and unexpectedly during the exam period.
  • conditions for which you have been granted disability provisions, unless there are further difficulties.
  • conditions for which you should have applied for disability provisions
  • attending sporting or cultural events.

Accessing/downloading the form:

The KHS Illness/misadventure application form can be obtained from the school’s administration office or download the Illness Misadventure Form here

Processing of applications:

The Deputy Principal Curriculum will consider the application.

If the Deputy Principal is considering declining the application, they will first meet with the other members of the senior executive (Principal and Deputy Principal Administration) to decide on the outcome. Unsuccessful applications can be appealed, in writing, no later than 3 days after receiving the decision.