Where possible, please advise your child’s class teacher in advance if your child is going to be absent, or phone the school office before 9.00am on the day of the child’s absence (phone 544 8959 and leave a message on the absence line) or text only (021 135 7891). If a child is away and the teacher or office have not been notified then the office staff will ring home and/or the emergency contacts. All absences longer than 2 days are required by the Ministry of Education to be explained by way of a written note (email is acceptable) to the office and/or teacher. This must be brought in on the child’s return if they are sick or beforehand if it is a planned absence.
Parents are reminded that it is their legal responsibility to ensure their children attend school whenever it is open. Family holidays should be arranged during school vacations.
Please also note the school starting time is 9.00am. Children are expected to be in their classrooms ready to start work at this time and are permitted on school grounds from 8.30am.