If your child is away from school at any time, please give the school a ring (03 688 4709) explaining why your child will be away. This helps ensure the safety of your child. If we haven’t heard from you, don’t be surprised if the school gives you a ring just to see where your child is! To help with social and academic learning we believe that whenever possible children should be at school.


Holiday breaks: We do understand that from time to time families need to take holidays during term time. Whenever possible it is advantageous to the akonga to have these breaks during school holiday times.

If you are travelling within NZ we MUST note this as an UNJUSTIFIABLE ABSENCE - legally it is only justified if your family holiday is over seas.