Education Standards Act 2001

  • This version includes a correction to section 69(2) made under section 25(j)(iii) and 25(j)(iv) of the Legislation Act 2012.
10 Release from tuition on religious or cultural grounds

(1)

Section 25A of the principal Act is amended by repealing subsection (1), and substituting the following subsections:

(1)

A student aged 16 and above, or the parent of a student aged under 16, may ask the principal to release the student from tuition in a particular class or subject.

(1A)

A request under subsection (1) must be made in writing, and at least 24 hours before the start of the tuition.

(1B)

This section applies only to students enrolled at a state school that is not an integrated school.

(2)

Section 25A(2)(a) of the principal Act is amended by inserting, after the word “parent”, the words “or student (as the case may be)”.

(3)

Section 25A of the principal Act is amended by repealing subsection (3), and substituting the following subsection:

(3)

Upon receiving a request from a parent under subsection (1), the principal must, before agreeing to release the student, take all reasonable steps to find out the student’s views on the matter.