A final reminder that on Tuesday 29 May at 7:30pm in the school library there will be an information session for parents with children who will be ready to start school in 2019. The session is designed to allow you to find out more about the school, how it operates and what the next steps for enrolment are. Should you know anyone who would benefit from this session please let them know.
Attendance and Holidays
Every year we have families that approach us about taking their children on holidays - sometimes overseas. Indeed many years ago, schools were able to grant exemptions for the periods of absence. These exemptions are now only possible for children participating in creative arts or sporting events where they receive additional schooling as part of the period away. However, it is possible for periods of 10 days or more to ask for periods of leave. Typically, for leave to be granted a form available from the website or school office needs to be filled out and accompanied by an itinerary, copies of plane or transport tickets, and a cover letter agreeing to work with the school to organise some work during the period away. The school agrees that such trips can often be educational in their own right and in other cases they offer opportunities to reunite with family members overseas. We expect that the period of leave attempts to use the inter-term holiday periods to minimise the impact to student attendance.
The school does, however, not agree to applications where no attempt has been made to use the holiday periods or where the holiday is repeated every year. We will also be concerned where a student has already got a poor record of absence and where we believe this has impacted on their academic progress.
St Peters Public School acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this nation. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which our company is located and where we conduct our business. We pay our respects to ancestors and Elders, past and present. St Peters Public School is committed to honouring Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society.
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