Parents are asked to contact the school to explain their student’s absences by phoning the Student Attendance Administrator on the day of the absence. Alternatively, parents must explain the absence in writing on the day the student returns to school.
Student Attendance Administrator: Phone (06) 356 4817 ext 8858
If the student has been away from school for three consecutive days for illness a medical certificate may be required.
Absences from school, other than for medical reasons or bereavement, must be applied for in advance. A letter requesting leave must be addressed to the Principal.
Patterns of poor attendance may result in referrals being made to agencies involved in the Rock On Programme which includes Police Youth Aid, Oranga Tamariki, Group Special Education and the Palmerston North Truancy Service.
Poor attendance may result in your child repeating the year level’s programme.
What to do if:
You are late to school
Report to the Attendance Office with a note and sign the late sheet.
You are ill at school
Request a sick note from your teacher and take it to the Sick Bay.
Do NOT contact your parents/caregivers and ask them to pick you up - the school will arrange this and sign you out.
You have an appointment during school time
Provide a note in your log book, or an appointment card, and report to the Attendance Office to sign out. If you return the same day, return to the Attendance Office to sign in.
You have an accident
Report to a Duty Teacher or the Attendance Office/Sick Bay and complete an incident form.
Alternatively, request a note from your teacher and take it to the Sick Bay.