Otamatea High School
Otamatea High School


Important Information



Absence from school

On any day your child is absent, the parent/caregiver must ring the school (0800 682628 extn 206) or email absence@otamatea.school.nz before 8.30am if possible to explain why the chid is away. If your child is absent from school and no reason has been provided, the Attendance Officer will text the child's family to ask why s/he is not at school. If you receive a text from the school please respond asap.

Late to school

A parent/caregiver should sign the student in at Te Whare o Rongo (Student Centre).

Departure During The Day

When the student goes to leave s/he must be signed out by a parent/caregiver at Te Whare o Rongo (Student Centre). If the student does not have a note from their parent/caregiver the office will ring the parent/caregiver for permission before the student is permitted to leave.


Change of address, telephone number or email

If you move house, change phone number, or change email address then it is important that the school is notified - particularly for emergency reasons.




Our school is committed to being SunSmart.  We encourage the entire school community to use a combination of sun protection measures during Terms 1 & 4  as recommended by Sunsmart NZ: www.sunsmart.org.nz. We strongly recommend students bring their own sunscreen to use. School approved bucket hats are available to purchase from the school office at a cost of $10.00. Whilst the school will make sunscreen available for students to use during school outdoor events and EOTC outdoor activities where appropriate, it is the responsibility of the student to choose to apply sunscreen and use it correctly and to repeat application throughout the day.