Tusla - Ireland's Child & Family Agency

Can I take my child on holidays during term time?

Taking a holiday during term time means that children miss important school time.  It may be difficult for them to catch up on work later on.  As a result, they may fall behind with school work and lose confidence in their abilities.  tess strongly advises parents not to take their children out of school for holidays during term time.

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How does the Educational Welfare Service work?  

Protecting a child’s right to education 

Who can refer to the Educational Welfare Service? 

What is the role of the parent? 

What should I do if my child is absent from school?  

What will the school do if my child misses a lot of school? 

How do I enrol my child in School? 

Can I appeal the decision if a school refuses to enrol my child? 

What happens if my family is moving to a new area away from the school? 

What can I do if the school suspends or intends to expel my child? 

What is home tuition? 

Can I teach my child at home? 

Where can I get information about other concerns that are impacting my child’s attendance? 

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