Absences

Children are legally required to be at school from ages 6-16. If you wish to take your child out of school for any reason, e.g. family holiday, please give a letter to the Principal well beforehand explaining the circumstances.

New entrant children beginning school can tire easily so the school is quite flexible and can be since they are not yet six. Please discuss any transition issues with the new entrant teacher.

If your child is absent from school, please ensure that you email, text or phone the school office to let them know.

  • Phone: 06 356 7326
  • Text: 027 315 7764 (absentee officer, Mrs Melanie May)
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This includes sickness and planned appointments, e.g. doctor, dentist, dance examinations etc. Please do not email classroom teachers to let them know unless it is in regards to missed work or assessment related. Mrs May will put a note onto our computer based attendance system (KAMAR) for teachers to see when they mark the roll.

All students who arrive late at school must go to the student office desk to report in on arrival. Failure to do so will mean that parents will be contacted to find out the whereabouts of their child.

Secondary students who need to leave the school grounds during the day for various appointments need to get an 'exit slip' from Mrs May. Mrs May will issue the exit slip to the student and will also make a note on the KAMAR attendance system. The student then needs to show their signed exit slip to the classroom teacher when they leave class.

 

 

 

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Phone: +64 6 356 7326
Fax: +64 6 356 8391
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Cornerstone Christian School
119 Mihaere Drive
Palmerston North 4414
New Zealand