Students should arrive at school on time each day.  As well as being a legal requirement, regular attendance provides the best opportunity for students to be successful in their learning. Except in cases of illness, students are required by law to attend school daily and be in their classes for at least four hours each day.

  • Medical and dental appointments are to be made out of school time.
  • Traffic and transport issues are not a justified reason for lateness.

Parents can view student attendance on KAMAR via the web portal.


Instructions for parents or caregivers on how to notify the School of an absence can be found on our contact us page under Absence Notification. You will receive text messages, emails and/or phone calls if your daughter is absent and we have not received any prior notification. The Ministry of Education requires us to code all absence from school, so we need to know the reason for your daughter’s absence in detail. 

Unexplained absence

For safety reasons, the School will follow up on any unexplained absence.

Minor Illness (one or two days absence)

Parents must notify the School of any absence, specifying the reason by using SchoolApps, telephone or email. This should be sent to the Attendance Officer  (T: 09 970 6718) by 9am daily.

If an absence of three or more days is likely, parents should communicate with the Year Level Dean or the Attendance Officer by the third day.

Leaving early or arriving late

  • Students who arrive late or leave during the school day for any reason must follow correct procedures at all times for safety reasons.
  • Students must have permission from a parent, dean, nurse or counsellor, and sign in or out at Student Support
  • Medical/dental appointments are to be made out of school time. In exceptional circumstances, a note should be presented at the Attendance Office by 9am on the day of the appointment or be brought by the student to the Attendance Officer as she signs in if arriving late.

Please note permission is not granted to leave early or arrive late for: 

  • clubs, auditions, music or other lessons
  • transport difficulties

Discretionary leave, including students in representative teams, must be applied for to the Year Level Dean at least 10 days in advance. Your daughter may miss scheduled NCEA assessments so it is important to communicate as early as possible.