Absences

Please contact the school if your child is going to be absent.

You can telephone the office at any time and leave a message detailing the reason for your child’s absence. Please notify the school every day they are away. If your child is absent for any reason other than illness, please inform the school in advance, where possible, of the dates they will be away. Holidays during term time require the written approval of the principal.

Whangaparaoa School uses an electronic attendance system to record the roll and to monitor student attendance. We are using a text system to contact parents that we don’t hear from when their child is absent. This goes out around 10.00am in the morning. To reply you can hit ‘reply’ and text why your child is away. Alternatively phone the office 09 424 9029 or email jgrace@wgp.school.nz  

High levels of attendance are strongly attributed to student progress and success in learning. We monitor student’s attendance closely and will be in contact with parents if their child’s attendance is not satisfactory.