If your child is absent from school, please ensure that you email, text or phone the school office and let them know your child’s name, class and the reason for their absence, preferably by 8:45am.

  • Phone: 06 356 7326
  • Text: 027 315 7764 (student administration officer)
  • Email: absent@cornerstone.ac.nz
  • Online Form: Fill in the form below

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. Our student administration officer 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 our student administration officer who will issue the exit slip to the student and will 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.

Children are legally required to attend school from ages 6-16. A child who is 5 and who has started school is also legally required to attend. 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. 

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