If your child is absent or late for any reason please let the school secretary know as soon as possible by any one of the  following means: 

1. phoning the school office on 384 3853 - please leave a message if the phone is unattended
2. send a fax to 384 2413  
3. email to 

In all instances, please state the reason for your child's absence as this is a Ministry of Education requirement.

For safety reasons the school operates a checking system where all absences are checked after 9.00am if there has been no contact from home. 
Punctuality is regarded as important in school routines as late arrival disrupts children’s learning. All children who arrive after the bell has rung must report to the office. 

Please send a note along to the class teacher when your child returns. Staff are required to collect and keep all absence notes. 

If you wish a pupil to be excused from a school event or activity a note from parents is essential. We prefer to work according to your direction on this, as sometimes inability to take part is obvious and at other times not quite so clear.