There have been some significant changes to the DEC Compulsory School Attendance policy in relation to requests for exemption from school for family holidays during term time.
As part of the implementation of the National Standards, holidays taken by students outside of school vacation periods will now be included as absences. The absence will appear on a student's report which it has not been done previously. It will also affect a student's attendance percentage.
A teacher cannot be asked to provide work for a student for any absence other than sick leave or school business. If a student misses an assessment task or exam, there may also be other significant implications for their progress and marks.
If you require any additional information please contact the school and speak to the Rolls officer.
Download the extended long leave application form below: