Education (Update) Amendment Bill

  • enacted
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 35ZO.

(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.