Friday 18 March 2016
Dear Parents and Whanau
This year Easter is arriving very early. Usually it's during the school holidays, but this year it's during our school term in Week 8 to Week 9. That's Friday 25th March to Tuesday 29th March.
Schools have a holiday called Easter Tuesday. It's not a public holiday but a school holiday and we are obligated to close by law. This is a hangover from our Education Act and from when schools had 3 terms. It does not happen very often (given that usually Easter is in our holidays - this is the second time it has happened in 11 years). The Education Act is currently under review.
For those still wanting confirmation, please click the link below to the Education Act 1989, Section 65C.
Hei konā mai