If your child is late for school they are to bring a note giving the reason. If they arrive after 8.45am, they must report to the Student Centre for a late pass.
In the event that your child is unable to attend school due to illness, please contact the Attendance Officer, on the morning of the absence on +64-9-441-9773, or +64-9-444-9776, or email [email protected], leaving your child’s name, year level and the reason for the absence.
A note is to be given to the Form Teacher on the day of the child’s return to school. The note is to be written and signed by the caregiver. An email from the parents/caregivers work email address is sufficient, however, notification from a home email address still requires a signed, written note to be provided.
If your child must be absent from school for a period of time during the day please send a note to request a leave pass, giving the reason, the time of departure and estimated time of return to school. The student must take this note to the Student Centre prior to leaving school to obtain a leave pass. The student must sign in again on their return. Leave will not usually be granted for airport visits, driver’s licence testing, lunch etc.
Should time away from school be required for reasons other than sickness (for three days or longer), then a formal letter of request should be addressed to the Principal, preferably four weeks in advance of the anticipated leave.
- The school requires a medical certificate for any absence of over three days.
- If your child misses school time due to illness, please request a medical certificate from your GP as this will usually allow your child to sit any missed NZQA assessments when they return to school.
If students are sick for any reason and need to be sent home, the school nurse will contact parents directly. Any changes in medical status or preferences should be reported to the school nurse as soon as possible.