Student leave requests

Dear parents/caregivers

I have received several requests from parents to take their children out of school to go on holiday during term time. I wanted to state to the community that I am not permitted to approve any leave requests except under exceptional circumstances on compassionate grounds.

I need to be consistent and fair and so another reminder may be timely before end of year holidays are planned.

Your understanding of the Ministry of Education’s policy is appreciated.


Ian Morrison