Student Attendance

Everybody benefits from regular student attendance. These benefits include greater student safety, community well-being and a sense of connectedness for all.

New Zealand law requires children from the age of 6 to be present at school except in special circumstances such as illness etc. Parents must notify the school if their child is absent from school.  

In order to ensure the Health and Safety of all students at Massey High School, this is a friendly reminder that if you wish to remove your student from school during the day, we can only allow this, if you are the person nominated on your child's profile

Please ensure that all contact details and student information is correct. 

If you need to update this, please contact Mrs Head on 831 0500 ext 524 or email: [email protected]

Please do not be offended if we are unable to sign your child out because of incorrect details showing on their profile.

If you have any questions around this, please contact Mr Taura on 831 0500 ext 766 or email: [email protected]

Releasing a Student from School

If your child needs to leave school early for an appointment, they must have a note signed by a parent/guardian. The student then gets this countersigned by a Dean or a member of the Senior Leadership Team and takes it to the Attendance Administrator who issues an “Out-of-School” pass. 

However, If you need to sign your child out for an emergency during the day please be aware that the office staff may not be able to get your child straight away. While they will do everything they can to help, it may take a little while. 

If you anticipate needing to get your child out urgently it would be helpful to give at least half an hour notice. You can phone the school office on 831-0500.  Please do not turn up at the office and expect to be able to get your child out of class immediately.

Please DO NOT send your child a text message and expect them to be let out of class and to leave the school grounds without following this process.