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Absences

By law, no children should be absent from school without an appropriate reason.

Please phone the school office or email margaret.young@arrowtown.school.nz between 8.00am and 9.00am on each morning your child is absent. Teachers record the names of absentees after 9.00 a.m. and, if your child is unaccounted for, parents will be contacted by phone. If you know your child will be absent in advance please provide a written note or email to the school office and your child's teacher.

Extended absences
If children are going to be away for an extended period of time we require written notification, including the date of return to school. Schools can lose funding if they do not have evidence that children absent from school for an extended period will be coming back.