Education (Update) Amendment Act 2017

  • A correction has been made to section 156(2) on 19 May 2017 under section 25(1)(j)(iii) of the Legislation Act 2012.
30 Section 25 amended (Students required to enrol must attend school)

(1)

Replace section 25(1) with:

(1)

Except as provided in this Act, every student of a registered school who fits into either or both of the following categories is required to attend the school whenever it is open:

(a)

a student who is required by section 20 to be enrolled at a registered school:

(b)

a student who is aged 4 or 5 and is enrolled at a registered school.

(2)

Replace section 25(1) with:

(1)

Except as provided in this Act, every student of a registered school (other than a student enrolled in an enrolling community of online learning) who fits into either or both of the following categories is required to attend the school whenever it is open:

(a)

a student who is required by section 20 to be enrolled at a registered school:

(b)

a student who is aged 4 or 5 and is enrolled at a registered school.

(1A)

Every student enrolled in, or receiving tuition from, a community of online learning must meet the attendance requirements prescribed in regulations made under section 35ZN.

(3)

After section 25(3), insert:

(3A)

Despite subsections (1) to (3), if a child is aged 4 or 5 and is enrolled at a registered school,—

(a)

the child’s parents, the principal, and the Secretary may agree a plan to help the transition of the child to school, depending on the particular needs of the child; and

(b)

the child is required to attend school in accordance with the plan.