Absences

We have a number of procedures in place to ensure your child’s safety while at school. These include:

Student absences

If your child arrives at school after our start time of 8.55am they must sign in at the school office, otherwise they are likely to be marked absent.

 If your child will not be attending school, or will be late, due to illness, medical appointments, holiday etc., please advise the school by one of the following methods:

 An absence line has been set up.  Messages can be left by dialing the school number 04 234-7220 and selecting Option 1.  Alternatively, you can also text a message to 027 329-7799, send an email to office@adventure.school.nz  or send an absence form via the Skoolbag app on your smartphone.

 

Illness 

The Public Health Nurse advises that students need to stay away from school for 48 hours after the last symptoms of diarrhoea and/or vomiting.

 

Students going on holiday

It is a Ministry requirement that absences for holidays of one week or more must be advised in writing or email. Please provide this to the school office prior to the absence and we will advise the teacher.

 

Students leaving during the day

If you need to collect your child during the day, or they need to leave early, to attend a medical appointment etc., please go to the school office first. Your child will be signed out and you will be given a blue slip which authorises the teacher to release your child.

 If your child returns to school after the appointment, they need to sign back in at the school office before going to class.

 

Messages for your child

If you need to get a message to your child regarding a change in after school arrangements, please phone the school office and the message will be passed on to your child via the afternoon notice deliveries to classes. We would appreciate if you would contact us before 2.30pm, however we will endeavour to get all messages to your child.

  

It is important that these procedures are adhered to. In the case of an emergency it is imperative that we can do an accurate head count.