We have updated our Absence Process for Whānau.

If a student is absent from school

There are 4 ways you can notify the school of the
absence from school of your rangitahi.

You must contact us every day your rangitahi is
absent or state all days away on the original

A specific reason for absence must be given. For example; sickness, bereavement or doctor’s

When you have a medical certificate for an
absence, it must be emailed to:

Do not email the ako teacher or any other school
address, especially ones with school.kiwi in them;
they are not regularly checked. 

If a student is late to school

If a student arrives at school late, they must sign
in at the Student Services office. This applies at
any time of day. 

They need to provide either a note from home or
a caregiver needs to call the school to provide a
genuine reason for lateness. 

When this explanation has been received, their
attendance will be updated. 

The student will be given a slip to go to class and
will not be accepted into class without this slip. 

Contact from School

We send an absence notification out via text
between 10.45am and midday to the adults
entered as primary caregiver 1 and secondary
caregiver 1. 

This text reports that the student has
missed Period 1 and/or period 2.
Caregivers must reply to this text with a reason for
absence if known. 

Text 2

A second text is sent by 4pm each day alerting
caregivers that the student has been absent
period 3 and/or period 4 and/or period 5. 

Caregivers must reply to this text with a reason for
absence if known. 

How to monitor attendance on
Parent Portal

Go to https://parentportaI.avonside.school.nz/ 

Sign in using the username and password you
have previously been emailed
Select Details and then from the drop down menu,
select Attendance

If you need your username and password, please
email: office@avonside.school.nz 

How to sign up for the School App

Download our school app today using the QR
codes below:

Image by: AGHS

How to sign up for the KAMAR App

KAMAR has a mobile phone app that can be used
by students and parents. 

Download the app to have access to see
attendance, timetables, details and results as well
as viewing the notices and calendar. 

You can download the app by searching
“KAMAR” in the App Store (iOS) or Google Play
Store (Andriod). 

For information on how to set it up visit: