What should I do if my son is going to be absent from School?
A parent or guardian should immediately complete the Absence Notification e-form that is accessed within the Parent Portal https://portal.ags.school.nz (it is strongly preferred this e-form is completed on the morning of your son’s absence).
Parents should log-in and click on the Absence Notification link under "Available e-Forms", which is found within the Notifications section (see below).
Parents should be aware that submitting an e-form verifies their son’s absence and will generate an automatic response to the parent’s email address.
There is no longer a requirement to phone the School or to provide a written note on the day of your son’s return.
What should I do if I am wanting to request leave for my son to be absent during the School term time?
All requests for Official Leave can only be considered by the Headmaster. A written request should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note no extended holiday leave is provided either prior to or after the official school holidays.
What should I do if my son needs to leave the School grounds for an appointment during the School day?
No student is to leave the School grounds during school hours unless:
1) He has brought a letter or an appointment card to the Deputy Headmaster on the front steps after assembly. He will then be provided with the appropriate approval slip, allowing him to formally sign out at the Student Office prior to leaving the campus; or
2) For medical reasons, whereby he must have permission from the Deputy Headmaster or from the School Nurse. In such cases, the School Nurse will contact his parents before he leaves the School grounds.
What should I do if I need to contact my son's Dean?
You are welcome to email your son's Dean or alternatively phone:
Form 3 Dean - Mr J. Gebbett 09 623 5403
Form 4 Dean - Mr C. Lowe 09 623 5404
Form 5 Dean - Ms L. Potocky-Pacay 09 623 5405
Form 6 Dean - Mr J. Yeh 09 623 5406
Form 7 Dean - Mr F. Haszard 09 623 5407
International Students Dean - Mr P. Easingwood 09 638 0557
What should I do if I need to contact one of my son's teachers or a member of the Student Services team?
You are welcome to email your son's teacher/s or a member of the Student Services team. A list is available here.
What should I do if I need to contact the School's Health Centre?
Please call our School nurses on 09 623 5637.Close