Caversham, NZ

Parents Corner

Contact Numbers

We often have difficulty contacting parents when children are absent. Please make sure the school is kept up to date with all phone numbers. This is extremely important due to national and local health & safety concerns.

Absences and Sickness

If your child is absent from school for any reason, please phone or email the school office before 9.30 am. The school is not equipped to cater for ill children, so please keep them at home so as not to spread infection. Teachers record pupil attendance twice daily. All unexplained absences will be followed up by administration staff with parents and caregivers as soon as possible.If we are unable to contact a parent or caregiver to clarify an unexplained absence the child will be marked as Truant.

Truancy Concerns: Class Teachers will monitor attendance / truancy patterns for their class students. Teachers will contact parents / caregivers if they have any concerns with a pupil’s attendance including lateness.

Contacting Teachers

Close contact between home and school helps with children’s progress. If you have any concerns about your child’s schooling please contact the classroom teacher about it first. Contact may also be made directly with the Principal.


Occasionally children are required to have medication at school for consumption during the day. If this is the case we ask you to note the following:

Please advise us in writing of the need to have the medicine at school. (Parents will need to fill out a school based medication form which is available at the office). A parent or caregiver must sign the Medicine Administration Register that we have received any medication and the amount received on drop-off. Please do not send medication along to school with your child.

Safety Vests

Each student will be issued with a safety vest by the class teacher if students are taken on an EOTC activity and they feel wearing a vest necessary. We recommend you purchase a vest for your child if you want them to wear a vest to school to ensure their safety.