SchoolBridge App

From the main menu, click the Report Absence tab. You can now complete the details of your child's absence including reason and explanation.

Mobile App Absence

Web Portal

After logging in, click the Report Absence tab in the main menu or the panel on the left-hand side.

Absence Web

Absence reasons are:

  • Late | Please state the reason for being late and the time you expect your child to arrive at school.
  • Illness/Medical | Provide the details of the sickness e.g. Name has a cold/sinusitis. Just stating the word 'sick' or 'away' is not sufficient. Please note, sicknesses of more than 3 days (with the exception of covid isolation) require medical certification.
  • Positive COVID Case | The current isolation period for a positive COVID-19 case is 7 days from your initial positive test.
  • Household Contact Isolating
  • Doctor/Dentist | If you are collecting your child from school, please state the time. Provide the nature of the appointment and the time of day the student will return to school e.g. Specialist ENT appointment at Timaru Hospital, 10 am. Will return to school this afternoon.
  • Appointment | to be used for appointments that are not medical. Where possible appointments should be made outside of school hours, however, we know that this is not always possible, especially given our remote location here in Twizel. 
  • Bereavement | If you are attending a tangihanga or funeral - please confirm your child's expected return date to school.
  • Other (Unjustified) | For absences that do not fall into any of the above categories. For absences longer than 3 days, please use the Student Leave Request form. This can be used for family holidays, planned non-attendance for National & Local Representation, visiting relatives (weddings etc), and extra-curricular activities.

Twizel Area School | Student Attendance Policy

Twizel Area School | Co-Curricular Activities Policy

Ministry of Education | Making sure your child attends school every day


Click submit and your absence report will be forwarded to the school office.

Please note that planned absences, such as family holidays, need to be advised at least a week in advance. Parents/caregivers can do this through the Student Leave Request tab in the web portal or SchoolBridge App:

Student Leave Request

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