Many families choose to take students out of school during term time. Whilst family and extracurricular experiences can be beneficial for students, the Education Act does require children to attend school each day that it is open for tuition.

We ask that requests for leave be submitted at least 5 school days in advance of the first day your child will be absent. The Ministry of Education requires the school to record such absences in the attendance system as ‘notified but unjustified’.

Use the Student Leave Request form for any of the following reasons:

  • Family Holiday
  • Planned non-attendance for National & Local Representation
  • Visiting relatives (e.g. wedding)
  • Extra curricular activities

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After logging into the SchoolBridge app or web portal, click on the Student Leave Request tab. You will then be taken to the Student Leave Request webpage to complete the Google Form.

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