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 board and therefore ultimately the principal and staff must take all reasonable steps to ensure all enrolled students attend school.

Education and Training Act 2020, section 36 – Legislation website

Managing student attendance – Ministry of Education website

Updated: August 2020

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