We are taking my son out of school for a one week skiing holiday and two weeks in Fiji later on in the year. Children get so much out of travelling. As a teacher myself, if students are performing well at school, why not travel during school time.
@Elijahs Mum, our school has just changed policy so if you intend to go on holiday for less than 10 days you don't need to notify the school but longer than 10 days you need to get the Principal's permission.
+ Reply to Thread
Results 11 to 20 of 31
27-05-2015 13:15 #11
The Following User Says Thank You to New Hope For This Useful Post:
Elijahs Mum (27-05-2015)
27-05-2015 13:17 #12
Holidays and taking kids out of school
Yes I have done this once. I wouldn't make a habit of it but then when I was in primary my parents took us for 2 annual holidays a year and they were always during school term for 5-7 days each. I always did really well in primary school and it's given me the best childhood memories.
27-05-2015 14:09 #13
I am doing this in August. Taking kiddo on a cruise. He is gonna miss 1.5wks, maybe 2wks of school(cruise goes sunday to sunday so he will def be having 2 days off to rest and recover. Pending on how i feel, i may let him has the entire second week off as i am on holidays too and we never spend school holidays together as i have to work.
27-05-2015 15:22 #14
Genuine question, those saying the kiddos learn more from experiencing holidays than they do at school, what sort of learning do you mean? Are you talking big overseas trips where they're learning geography or history, or little camping trips where they're learning survival techniques, or something else all together?
I only ask, because I see myself as fairly useless as an educator, and I know any trips I take my kids on would be purely about having fun, and I'm really not sure they'd learn anything!
The Following User Says Thank You to CazHazKidz For This Useful Post:
27-05-2015 15:32 #15
We notified our principal. Simply because the kids were so excited. They had work hard over summer and she was happy for us to go and spend time with dd.
As education we went to science works, state library, zoo acme and museums etc... The kids got to saw and did lots that they could never do here.
27-05-2015 15:45 #16
We did as kids. A full term at a time and we all went on to get uni degrees. Travelling teaches you more in my opinion.
27-05-2015 16:04 #17
The Following User Says Thank You to Patience86 For This Useful Post:
27-05-2015 16:38 #18Senior Member
- Join Date
- Jun 2008
I have taken my daughter out every year for the last 6 years for overseas holidays. She is in Year 10 this year and we are going to Thailand but will only miss 2-3 days of school. I would take her out in Year 11 & 12 but she is more responsible than me and says no - though we have a chance to spend time with friends in Europe so we will see. I just think what is important in a childhood? What do you remember when you are 30,40,50?
27-05-2015 16:51 #19
If we could afford a holiday then yes I would, but not more than once a year.
27-05-2015 18:36 #20
I would do it.
I prefer to holiday when it's not peak holiday time due to the prices and the crowds.
By Mod-RaryGirl in forum General ChatReplies: 15Last Post: 19-01-2015, 00:03
By RuffledPansy in forum General ChatReplies: 66Last Post: 12-09-2014, 08:53
By Ffrenchknickers in forum General ChatReplies: 65Last Post: 21-07-2014, 21:27
Baby SensoryBaby Sensory is the only baby programme that offers a complete approach to learning & development. Our classes offer ...
LATESTWhy it is OK for your child to be differentWhat is a blessing way? How is it different to a baby shower?7 ways to break the ‘mumnotony’ at home
POPULARWhen can I start giving chores to my children?New baby nursery checklist – a guide to newborn essentialsWhat to pack for labour and hospital – a checklist
FORUMS - chatting now ...
What is your weekly budget?Family Finances
ongoing chat threadGeneral Chat
Taking annual leave before maternity leave starts?Maternity Leave
Egg Donation in Greece #5Egg Donation
Show me your kid's lunchbox!Recipes & Lunchbox Ideas
The Lunchbox challange!Recipes & Lunchbox Ideas
Show me your lunchbox 2017!!Recipes & Lunchbox Ideas
A - Z of baby girl namesGames & fun stuff
Did you drink any alcohol during pregnancy?Pregnancy Health Issues