Absences

Parents are asked to telephone or email the school reception (email absence@mhp.school.nz or phone 09 277 7888) in the morning if their child will be absent from school. An answer phone service operates at all times for parents’ convenience.

If your child/ren are going to be absent from school for an extended period please inform the office prior to the absence by providing a letter or email. We are required to have written evidence of an absence for audit purposes.

Students who arrive late or who leave school during the day must be signed out at the office and signed in on return. Students who arrive at school after 8.40 am should report to the reception before going to their learning zones.

Students who leave the school grounds for any reason during the day must provide a note from parents, be signed out at reception, accompanied by an appropriate adult, and signed in again if they return to school during that day.

Any leave from school for overseas travel during term time is classified as truancy.  Special permission needs to be requested by email and/or appointment with the Principal, well before any travel arrangements are made.  The school takes any leave from school during term time seriously as it causes a backward slide in the students learning and social skills.