Friday 28 June: School Closed, Matariki Public Holiday

Student Absences

Student Absences

If your child is going to be absent or late, please advise us  before 9:00am using one of the following communication options:


Phone: 04 461 6900

Text: 027 261 6901

Edge App 

We need to know the student name, room, and reason for absence or lateness.

If it is a planned absence (ie holiday) please advise the school in advance via email:

Student Lateness

If your child arrives after the 8:55am bell, they must sign in at the school office before going to their class.

It is very important that the school is advised of any changes to caregiver contact details.

Early Pick Up

If your child needs to leave for an appointment during the school day, you must come to the school office to pick them up and sign them out.

You are encouraged to advise the school office in advance so that arrangements can be made for your child to meet you at the office at the correct time.

School’s Responsibility

Newlands Primary School uses the following procedure to follow up on absent students:

  • The electronic attendance register is marked within the first 10 minutes after school starts at 8:55am.
  • Names of children not present are recorded electronically.
  • Those children’s names that are recorded will be checked against reported absences.

The school will contact whānau of absent children in the following order:

1. text to mobile phone

2. call to mobile phone

3. work phone

4. email

The school will make every effort to make contact with the parents/caregivers, but if we are not able to talk to you it will be noted that contact has been tried and no contact was made.

If there is no reply to any number and there is an answerphone, a message will be left for you to make contact with the school.