If your son or daughter is absent from school, please contact the Attendance Officer, Ms Waetford, on the first day of their absence and each day thereafter if you are not sure how long your child is to be absent.
In addition, all absences of three days or more must be explained in a signed note and handed to your child's form teacher on their return to school.
Please choose from the contacts below:
Attendance Officer :
Telephone: 846-2044 Ext 8142
Leave - Personal:
Request for leave, non-school related, during the school year must be addressed to the Headmaster, Mr Dale Burden at least two weeks before the start of leave.
Please give the dates of absence from school and the purpose of the leave.
If in writing, please address the letter to:
Mr Dale Burden
Mt Albert Grammar School
If emailing, please send to:
Punctuality is important and attending Form Class, 8.35am - 8.55am, is part of the school day.
If your child is late to school ie, arrives after the 8.35am bell, he/she is to report straight to the Student Centre and sign in. A detention is issued automatically for this. In the case of there being a legitimate reason for this lateness, it is then up to the student to see his/her Dean with a signed note providing an explantion for this lateness.
Students are required to stay within the school boundaries between 8.35am and 3.10pm.
If your child needs to leave school during the day, a note that explains the circumstances and is signed by the parent/caregiver is required. This is then taken to the Student Centre to be signed by a Dean to confirm permission has been granted for the student to leave school. (Parents/caregivers are often telephoned to confirm the note.) When your child is to leave school, he/she is to take the note, previously signed by the Dean, to the Student Centre and sign out. The student will be issued with a green exeat pass from the Student Centre office. If returning to the school, the student must, upon their return, sign in at the Student Centre.
Students are not to leave the school grounds without permission and an exeat pass. The only exception is that Year 13 students have permission to go to the Wave Pool Cafe as a senior privilege.
PLEASE BE MINDFUL: Attendance is critical to student success. Low attendance levels are directly linked to low achievement levels. Truancy is not the only factor of concern regarding attendance and any absence from school results in class work being missed.