If your child is going to be absent you need to inform the school and provide a reason for their absence.  The Ministry of Education collects attendance data from all NZ schools and schools are  required to enter a reason for any child who is absent, on our student management system.

To report your child’s absence:

  • Write a note to your child’s teacher before the absence, if it is a planned absence
  • Call the school on 09 233 4784, press 1 when prompted, and leave a message with your child’s name, room number and reason for their absence
  • Contact the school via the Pukekawa School Edge app (search Musac Edge in all app stores)

If your child is going to be absent from school for an extended period, please talk with your child’s teacher directly. Depending on circumstances, we can make arrangements for your child to continue learning and avoid disruption to their education.

Please phone the office directly on 09 233 4784 to inform us of bus changes, if your child is travelling home a different way.