From the beginning of 2015, family holidays and travel outside of vacation period are now counted as an absence for the student and for statistical purposes.
Parents may apply for leave using the "Application for Extended Leave —Travel" form. Travel documentation, such as travel itinerary or e-ticket, needs to be attached to the Application. In addition, students must also complete a Work Contract, to be submitted with the completed Application.
If the Principal accepts the Application, a "Certificate of Extended Leave —Travel" will be issued. The certificate may be produced when requested by police or other authorised attendance officer.