Please read this press release:
Truancy is still frozen for Earthquake affected people. This is whether your old school has reopened or not. If your old school has reopened and you want to keep your children at home then please continue to keep them at home. Your children will not be considered truant.
We will advise when truancy is again back in force. At that time you will either have to send your children to a school, or go on Correspondence School or get an exemption to home school your children. At the moment the law says you have to have your child in school while you go through the process of getting an exemption. We are in the process, at the moment, with the MoE to see if they will lift this requirement for earthquake affected children.
We will add more information here as it comes to hand.