School enrolment and attendance

What are the obligations of the school where an enrolled student is truant or habitually late?

All students must be enrolled in a registered school and must also attend that school whenever it is open.

The Education Act 1989 creates an obligation for the board and therefore ultimately the principal and staff to take all reasonable steps to ensure all enrolled students attend school.

Read the relevant section of the Education Act - Legislation website

Find out about managing attendance - Ministry of Education website

Updated: June 2012

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