My opinions on matters of the day that, generally, have pissed me off.
Being described as a 'Surly Curmudgeon', by those who meet me on a good day, I have a poor regard for the human species.
This is my place for my free speech- not bloody yours. Crap under your own rock.
Truancy peaked on Fridays and Mondays, as did "justified absences", the report showed.
Schools are also struggling with "parent-condoned truancy", including parents pulling kids from school to take advantage of cheap overseas holiday deals. (Bold Mine)
Principal Youth Court Judge Andrew Becroft said not attending school was a "massive risk factor"…"
Yep, guilty of having pulled the kids out of school to go on holiday. Couldn't afford to take them on holiday during the school holiday period, as accommodation was at a premium- certainly anything affordable was booked out.
Maybe I could have afforded to do so on a teacher's pay.
The school was good about it, though. (why my kids went to that particular school ;-) We agreed that a week of touring the country was more value to their real world education than sitting in school learning how to spell 'sheep'...