ah ok fair enough, that makes sense. We're not big holiday people really, so I wouldn't know. We definitely will still stick to school holidays and public holidays though. We're more likely to do camping or something cheap as we can't afford fancy accomodation at any time of the year, hehe
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22-10-2014 12:12 #11
22-10-2014 12:14 #12
Can anyone tell me if teachers/schools are anti this? Or is it just something you should mention to the teacher (ie you don't need to seek permission)
22-10-2014 12:15 #13
22-10-2014 12:16 #14
I think it's okay occasionally. Holidays, particularly overseas, offer loads of opportunities for learning. Education doesn't only happen in the classroom.
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22-10-2014 12:16 #15
My DD1 just returned to school today after being on a holiday with XH for the last 10days.
I asked her teacher if she wanted to send along some work and she said no way she'll be too busy having fun.
22-10-2014 12:20 #16
In a way it's easier to do that for high school kids than primary (I've taught both) but then with older kids the assessment stuff becomes more of an issue. However at the end of the day parents are allowed to take their kids out of school, assuming they're meeting minimum attendance levels.
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22-10-2014 12:21 #17
I am looking to do this- take DS out of school. It'll be multiple weekends going away in the caravan. I get RDO's so it doesn't come out of my annual leave so hence the inticing quick weekend away. At this stage, I am looking to take him out of school 4 days over the next 1 month. 3 Fridays and 1 Monday. I have done it twice this year for 1 day each time. We'll still be going away over the December/January school holiday period as well.
22-10-2014 12:23 #18
Why? I think education is very important but so is experiencing life and spending quality time with family.
Some Reasons why we would do it when kids are older:
- less crowds
- getting time off work
- so we can go longer period
- weather wise ( northern hemisphere v south)
Re work, I think if they have workbooks then they should come and the teacher say with the next few weeks we will be up to page xyz.
I think the students should also be encouraged to do a report on their trip and be encouraged to incidentally learn ie were going to cairns at the end of the year so learning about marine life, rainforest and crocodiles
22-10-2014 12:32 #19
If we were to take the kids out for an extended period of time, ie. a term, we'd take a little extra work with us, but for a week or two if the child is going fine at school and gets some quality family time then we see no issue with it. We'd also not get to holiday if we waited for public school holidays to begin as our accommodation also triples...and it's nothing fancy! It's our only week away as a family through the year.
22-10-2014 12:34 #20
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