There is a clear link between attendance and achievement so for your son to gain the greatest benefit from education offered at Rongotai College, he must be at school.
The Education Act says that parents (caregivers) are responsible for ensuring their children receive a suitable education. The act requires that parents enrol their children and ensure they attend.
This includes parents making sure their children attend school on time, suitably dressed and in a fit state to learn.
The law enables schools to authorise absence for the following:
- acceptable medical reasons or an unavoidable cause
- exceptional or family circumstances at the school’s discretion.
Any requests for leave should be made in advance of the proposed absence. Permission may be given by the Principal but consideration will be given to the effect such absence might have on your son’s education, taking into account the boy’s attendance record to date.