When your tamaiti is absent from kura for any reason, this matters. Attendance has a direct impact on student learning and achievement, their sense of belonging and overall wellbeing. If a student misses five school days each term, or one day a fortnight, they will miss the equivalent of one year of school over 10 years. As the level of absenteeism grows, the difficulty of re-engaging in learning can grow exponentially. When your child is absent, please ensure you have contacted the kura for whatever reason, so that we can work together with you, our tamariki and whanau to ensure that their time at kura benefits their life journey on all fronts. Nā reira, kia kaha tōnu tātau ki te aki i ngā tamariki kia haere ai ki te kura. Māu, māna, mātau - ko tātau katoa hai whai hua.