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.
Parents can view student attendance on KAMAR via the web portal.
Please note permission is not granted to leave early or arrive late for:
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.
For safety reasons, the School will follow up on any unexplained absence. A text will be sent to the caregiver if a student has an unexplained absence or lateness recorded during the morning periods.
Parents must notify the School of any absence, specifying the reason by using the portal, telephone or email. This should be sent to the Attendance Officer email@example.com (T: 09 970 6718) before 9am daily.
If a student becomes unwell during the school day they must report to the nurse before leaving the school. Any student under the age of 14 will need to be collected by a caregiver. If they do not follow this process they will be marked as Truant.
If an absence for sickness is five (5) or more days, a medical certificate is required. Parents should communicate with the Year Level Dean and provide a copy of the certificate to the school. An absence of more than five (5) days for sickness without a medical certificate will be recorded as Explained, Unjustified.
Any discretionary leave, including overseas trips or representation in a team or performance, must be applied for to the Year Level Dean at least 10 days in advance. No accomodation for missing lessons or scheduled NCEA assessments is promised without notice so it is important to communicate as early as possible.
Where a student has ongoing unexplained or unjustified absences they and their parents will be required to meet with the Dean to develop a support plan for their return to regular school. Where the student continues to have ongoing, unexplained absence they will be referred to Truancy Services (students under 16) and may be removed from the school roll.