The Catholic Education, Diocese of Parramatta, has issued all schools with procedures for the approval of leave applications consistent with amendments made in June 2009 to the Education Act 1990. First and foremost, under the Education Act of 1990, I must remind all parents that you have a legal responsibility to ensure your child(ren) attend school. In the Act, the delegated officer (Principal, Executive Director of Schools or the Minister of Education) are the only officers who may grant exemptions from school attendance.
As such, Catholic Education, Diocese of Parramatta, has developed the following procedures for the application of extended leave:
Step 1: Parents are to complete an Application for Extended Leave (Leave between 5-100 Days)
Step 2: Send the completed form to school for approval.
Step 3: If leave is granted, a Certificate for Extended Leave will be signed by the Principal and sent home with your child(ren).
Please note that the Certificate cannot be granted retrospectively, and if the application is not received with at least two weeks notice the Certificate of Extended Leave may not be granted.