Absence referrals to the Attendance Service using the Attendance Service Application
Absence referrals from a school to the Attendance Service must be made through the Attendance Service Application (ASA).
ASA records unjustified absence referrals and non-enrolment notifications from schools.
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School staff who need access to ASA must fill out the ASA access request (school users) form [PDF, 43 KB] and send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The form must be authorised by your school principal.
Also see the Education Sector Evidence of Identify (external link) requirements.
Login to ASA
3 days after we receive your form, you will get an email with your ASA user name and password.
- Enter the following address in your internet browser: https://attendance.education.govt.nz/Shared/Applications/Attendance/StudentSearch.aspx (external link)
- Then enter you user name and password to login to ASA.
For any help you need, including technical support, contact the E-Admin Contact Centre.
- Phone 04 463 8383
- Email email@example.com
ASA video and transcript
ASA user guide and quick reference card
If a student has been unjustifiably absent, without satisfactory explanation, and your school has been unable to return the student to school, then log on to ASA and lodge an unjustified absence referral.
Once lodged, the referral is sent directly to the Attendance service provider who will allocate the referral to the appropriate Attendance Advisor or Kaiāwhina for action.
For more information, go to Guidelines on how to refer to your Attendance Service for additional support [PDF, 135 KB].
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