As you know it is very important that children attend school every day. Quite often leave is requested by parents for various reasons. While we understand that this may be necessary sometimes, it is not encouraged as every school day is important for every child.
If you intend taking your child out of school for five days or more you must make a formal application in writing to the Principal and fill out an application for extended leave which is available from the school website.
It is important for you to know that, depending on circumstances, this leave may not be approved. Each application will be considered on an individual basis. Approval could depend on circumstances such as:
- The intention for and/or length of the leave;
- Your child’s attendance pattern / rate to date;
- The impact the leave may have on your child’s academic progress.
These regulations are in place to ensure that your child has the opportunity to maximise their learning potential.
I appreciate that this is not a matter that may impact on a large number of our families; however, it is an important consideration when requesting leave from the school term. It is only in partnership with parents and regular attendance that student learning outcomes can be achieved.
Mrs Jayne Campbell