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    Default What's the go with taking kids out of school for family holidays...

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    what do you mean? some people are comfortable to do it.. some are not. I am not. I just prefer my daughter to be at school when she is supposed to be I guess.

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    I think you just have to tell the teachers and ask if the children will be missing anything of importance. some schools might like to give school work?? different if it is high school, I think then you should check for any external exams or assignments that would be due?? that is all I have ever done. marie.

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    ..."the go"? Can you be more specific?

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    My school aged children struggle at school so it isn't something I'd do. I remember mum taking me out for two weeks in primary school and my teacher gave me some school work to do while I was away.

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    I though that the government was trying to stop parents from doing it wasn't it in the media a few months ago....???

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    I can understand why people do it, it saves money on accommodation/flights etc but I don't think I would do it. DD seems to struggle just missing a few days when she's sick. She'd fall so behind if we did it for any length of time.

    I know at our school it's frowned upon and teachers don't like it.

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    IMO it totally depends on the circumstances.

    For some children, and for some holidays, I am totally ok with it.

    I am taking Katie out of school for 3 weeks for a holiday to Europe. And did that 2 years ago also.

    But if the child is struggling, or its more than once or twice ... then I would put strategies in place to deal with it.

    Make sure that you take extra work, do homework or special tasks with him/her, write a journal (actually DD has to do that anyway) and make sure that they catch up on any work they missed.

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    It's far too busy and expensive to go away on school holidays. Much more peaceful and cheaper and easier to book holidays during school term. We make sure we go when it's not exam time...we usually go at the beginning of the yr.
    We only go away for a week and not every yr...maybe every second yr if we're lucky.

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    We want to do a big Europe trip when our dd is older. We will take her out of school. We will ensure she receives work and if need be enrol in distance ed.
    holidays can be very good learning opportunities, new cultures, foods, languages etc


 

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