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 "unacceptable” absences.
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.