Deferred leave from school attendance Consent

Parents have the option of applying for a deferral from school if the child is expected to be unable to meet the requirements of year 1 of primary school. There may be different reasons for this. The decision will be taken on the basis of the school medical opinion, the school admissions interview and other information provided by the school's parents. Children who are deferred from school for one school year must attend a day care centre or a rehabilitation early support measure. Proof of this must be provided by the parents to the school, The deferral from school attendance is only the exception.

School medical opinion, other documents provided by parents in support of their application

Finding that the child cannot meet the requirements of year 1 of primary school
The procedure for admission to primary school takes place in the year before enrolment: Sept./Oct. - Language level assessment in the daycare center Oct./April - school medical examination Dec./Feb. - Registration in primary school/application for return from school attendance until 30 Apr. - Notification by parents to the relevant primary school for admission to a free-to-air school End of May - Admission or provision notice by primary school

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