Application for Period of Absence Form


Parents at Marist have been used to writing letters to ask permission of the Headmaster for their son to be absent on school days.  However, government amendments being enforced from January 2012 require parents of students under 17 years of age to seek specific approval for their son to be absent from school.


The Headmaster is authorised to grant exemptions for:

Exceptional domestic circumstances, including but not limited to participation in family holidays during school term subject to being satisfied that this is in the best educational interests of the child.

Other exceptional circumstances such as health of the student where sick leave or alternative enrolment is not appropriate.

Employment in the entertainment industry or participation in elite sporting events for short periods or time i.e. for one and two days, and at short notice.


Parents seeking an exemption for their son attending school on a full day or more need to complete the form belo and email back to the College via

In the event of the exemption being approved, parents will be supplied with a certificate of exemption.

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