Waihopai operates a system of phoned absence notice rather than the customary written note on a child's return to school.  

If your child is to be absent, please phone (218-4228), use the Edge  APP or email office@waihopai.school.nz between 8.30am and 9.00am.  Absences will be checked against the classroom list and parents of non-reported absences will be phoned.  Where a child is absent for more than one day, it is important that the parents phone the school each morning of the absence.

Should it be necessary for a child to leave the school during the day, please ensure the class teacher is advised of this before the child leaves.  All children who leave the school during the day must be signed out at the office.