Our Purpose, To Provide a wide range of integrated services to all Maori and non Maori living within the Arowhenua rohe.

Attendance Service

Attendance Service providers are contracted by the Ministry to: 

  • Support schools in the management of persistent unjustified absence, after the school has made all reasonable attempts to engage the learner

  • Locate learners who have been absent from school for more than 20 consecutive days without a justified reason, and where appropriate facilitate enrolment in a school or another legal learning environment.

  • Referrals to the Attendance Service are made by schools

  • Provide a responsive proactive service focused on early intervention. 

For information visit - Ministry of Education

The Arowhenua Whanau Services Attendance Advisor covers the Timaru, Mackenzie and Twizel areas.

For the Temuka and Geraldine areas please contact Opihi College and Geraldine High School.