The Education Act requires that the Board of Trustees takes all reasonable steps to ensure that children attend school whenever it is open, unless they are sick or absent for some other reason.
If your child will be absent from school, we require that you inform the school in one of the following ways:
- phone the school office (09 410 7805) on the day of absence before 8.30am and leave a message on our absence line
- submit an absence notification through the Skool Loop App
- submit an absence form through the school website.
When phoning the absence line, clearly state your child’s full name and room number as well as the reason your child is not at school.
*Please ensure your contact details are up to date*
Teachers take a register twice daily at 8.45 and 1.35pm – the office staff will text the student’s next of kin if we haven’t received a phone call or email explaining a child’s absence.
If students arrive at school after 8.45am and therefore after the roll has been taken, they must report to the school office and sign in using the electronic visitor register at the front desk. Failure to sign in when late may result in your child’s next of kin being sent an unnecessary text regarding an absence.
Students must be signed out at reception before leaving the school.
If you are taking your child out of school during school hours, it is very important that you sign them out at the office reception using the electronic visitor register.
If you are planning a holiday or extended time away during term time, please check with your child’s class teacher for further information.