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Configuration of the School Day in Public Schools


4 Procedures

4.3 Temporary changes to the configuration of the school day

4.3.1 Reporting to parents

Principals must:

  • gain the approval of the Director Schools to suspend the school timetable to conduct 'reporting to parents' sessions;
  • conduct 'reporting to parents' sessions that require the suspension of the school timetable no more than twice in a school year and for no more than half of any school day; and
  • make adequate provision for students who remain at the school while the school timetable is suspended. 

Guidelines

Schools can seek approval to suspend the school timetable for up to two half days per year for the purpose of reporting student progress.

4.3.2 Suspension of the school timetable

Principals must gain the approval of the Director Schools to suspend the whole of school timetable in lieu of official out-of-school activities.

Following the Director Schools' approval, principals will manage the process for the modification of the configuration of the school day for the purpose of official out-of-school activities.

Guidelines

The provision to suspend the school timetable does not apply to evening concerts held by schools, for example end of year concerts and Carols by Candlelight.

It is not necessary to gain permission to run sports carnivals during a normal school day.


Configuration of the School Day in Public Schools
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