Reporting an Absence - What to do....

If your student is absent from school, please contact the 'Attendance Office' via phone on 576-2316 and press '1' for 'Attendance' and leave a voice mail message providing students full name, form class (if known) and year level.

Or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. providing the same details as above.

Or text a message to 022 567 0166 providing the same details as above.



  • Under the Education Act, attendance at school is compulsory unless a student is unable to attend because of sickness, danger of infection, sudden and serious illness of a parent, severe stress or bereavement.

  • In order to maximise learning opportunities our students will have full attendance.

  • Families/ whanua / caregiver should call or email the school, to inform the attendance officer of the reason for a justified absence.

  • The family / whanua / caregiver of any student who is absent from two consecutive periods at the start of the day, without explanation, will receive a text message alerting them to the absence.

  • Absences which have not been explained on the day by phone call, email or text should be explained with a note or email to a student’s form teacher when the student returns to school.

  • On missing an assessment students must provide a medical certificate.

  • Leave is granted for students going to a doctor/dentist, but they and/or their parents must bring a note/appointment card to the Attendance officer to obtain a leave pass.


Long Term Absences

  • The Ministry of Education does not grant leave. In the case of long term absences (holidays/overseas travel) the family/ caregiver must write a letter to the Principal requesting leave well in advance of any planned absence.