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    We are going on a cruise in October during the school term. DH is in the Defence force and goes away a lot (he's actually been away every school holiday this year and won't be here for Christmas)plus it's very rare that he can actually pick what days he wants off. I talked to the girls teachers and got approval from the principal first.
    Next year was not going to work because DD3 starts school and I know she will struggle so won't be doing any holidays during the school term.

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    We regularly went home to India in November before peak fares began when we were growing up. Usually missed 3-4 weeks of school every two years. Saved mum and dad a fortune in airfares.

    Also if you are travelling for a special event you might as well stay and enjoy the destination/family gathering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    I don't think it's right to let your kid skip school for an annual one week holiday at the Bonnie Doon Big 4. On the other hand a once in a lifetime trip to Europe (for example) is a whole other kettle of fish.
    I didn't realise there was a big 4 at bonnie doon

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    I didn't realise there was a big 4 at bonnie doon
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    My husband is not really able to take time off work in the school holidays so yes we take our children out of school to go on holidays.

    I have enquired with the education department and you only need approval if they are missing more than 10days of school.

    Not everyone agrees with doing it but hey not everyone agrees with anything

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    I took a month off in grade 12 to go on an around the world trip with my Dad. My dad had to seek permission and I was only able to graduate cos I completed all my assessments before I left and had good grades.

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    We are taking our DD out of school for 1 week in the first term next year to go to Fiji. She'll be in grade 1 so I don't really see the big deal. She's very bright and unlikely to fall behind by missing 6 days of school. Holidays aren't affordable for us during the school breaks and we want our children to be able to see the world and learn about different cultures first hand. If a child isn't struggling at school, I think taking some time off to travel is an invaluable experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    I don't think it's right to let your kid skip school for an annual one week holiday at the Bonnie Doon Big 4. On the other hand a once in a lifetime trip to Europe (for example) is a whole other kettle of fish.
    Wow, really? Any holiday destination can be a learning opportunity and great for family time, not to mention many families simply can't afford overseas holidays.

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    When DD1 was in primary school we used to holiday outside school holiday times otherwise we couldn't afford it. It wasn't limited to overseas holidays, it was for domestic destinations as well ... Each educational in their own way.


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