All absences must be explained in writing by letter or email.
If a child is absent due to illness, specialist appointment or
bereavement, parents must notify the school by 9.15am. These are noted
in the classroom attendance register as "acceptable” absences.
For absences other than those listed above, a letter or email is
required in advance explaining the reason and length of time a student
will be absent. These are noted in the classroom attendance register as
If the school does not receive a written explanation for absences
these are entered on the roll as "unexplained absences”. Where a
consistent pattern of unexplained absences becomes apparent the school
is required to contact the Truancy Officer.
NB: These are Ministry of Education requirements in relation to student attendance.
Please notify the school if your child is going to be late for a
particular reason. All students who are late must report to the School
Office to collect a late slip. No one may enter classrooms while prayers
are taking place. Late students must wait outside their rooms until
prayers are finished.
When four (4) unacceptable latenesses are reached the school will
notify parents by letter. Should the pattern of unacceptable lateness
continue, the school is required to contact the Truancy Officer.