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Parents should telephone or email the school before 8.40 am if their child is to be absent or late to school.

A written note is to follow every absence.

If children are to be absent for three days or more, it does help if the class teacher or secretary is notified.

A medical certificate is required for school administration.



Dental therapists will visit our school a minimum of once per year to inspect our children’s teeth and action where necessary.  Treatment required is at Ross Intermediate School Dental Clinic.



During the first year of schooling pupils are tested by the Department of Health officers for vision and hearing.

Annual re-testing is carried out on those found with defects, along with children referred by teachers in consultation with parents.

Five-year-old children may have a full medical check by the Public Health Nurse.  Parents will be notified so they might be present.



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