Should students be allowed to miss school to go on holiday?

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Share to Google Classroom

The British government has changed the law so that Principals can no longer allow absence outside of school holidays.

The new law was bought in because of concerns that some kids were missing school for family holidays during term time when it’s cheaper.

Over 125,000 people in Britain have signed a petition against the new law.

With New Zealand’s summer holidays just around the corner we would like to know what readers of  Kiwi Kids News think about this issue.

Should parents be allowed to take holidays whenever they want?

Have your parents ever taken you out of school so that you could have a family holiday?

Article written by  Editor

1. Find quote from the main person in this news article?

49 Responses

  1. Yes
    I and all my friends say no we should go on holiday whenever we what!!!!!❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️❕❕❕❕❕❕

  2. We think that kids should be allowed to go on holiday but not to often. Our parents have let us go on holiday once a year for only a couple of days. If we are lucky we will be able to go maybe twice a year.

  3. yes, parents should be able to take their kids on holiday whenever, its not like a two or one week holiday is going to ruin a kids education

  4. my parents take me out of school for family holidays all the time plus i would rather spend time with my family than my teacher and other kids.

  5. Yes!!
    What if its like for a wedding or for a special family members funeral??…
    or if its your grandmas,granddads,aunty,uncle last week of living???….
    The british government really need to think what they have done…

  6. i just came back from holiday but i had to spend my holidays and some school time its not like your perants take you out for mounths

  7. i say no and to ask you questoin truth you can go out of schoolo for funerals weddings but just skipping school for like 2 weeks is unfair to all other students who cant afford to go on holiday and actuallt missing a week or two of school sets you far more behind than your class and i say that they should bring the rule to this country as well.

  8. oh and by the way you actually get atleast 8 weeks the brittish government said because there is terms guys just like us term 1, term 2 and so on

  9. It doesn’t really matter to me about holidays because I’m home schooled so I don’t go to school…..


  10. i have been taken oiut of school in nz for my bday prezzie but thats it no other trips

  11. i think you should be able to go on holiday to have new experiences around the world but still have to do work!!!!!!!

  12. no we should stay at school and learn just jokes. what if your grandmas about to die so you have to go overseas would you be alowed to go then?

  13. we should be allowed to go on holiday because our parents payed for it and we don’t like waiting 9 – 11 weeks just for a 14 day holiday

  14. its ok to take a day off of school if you’re sick and if you’re going over seas its all right. But if you do it often for smaller holidays I don’t think its right.

  15. I think you should be allowed to go with permission from your principal so education is not affected


  17. I think students should go on holiday only if they have been working hard or for a family grouping 🙁

  18. No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Yes: Tickets are cheaper, experience different cultures and learn from them,
    school term time is more than triple holiday time, we should have fun while
    we are young, enjoy family time, you can continue to do online homework, it teaches
    you things you will never forget, face fears and challenges, there will just be more
    lying and excuses about why people dont go to school.

    No: You already get 12 weeks or more during the year, might miss important information
    tests and events, you dont get the education you need when you are on holiday.

  20. Yes sometimes because it might be for your work all you might not have been to that place so I say YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

  21. Yes sometimes because it might be for your work all you might not have been to that place so I say YES

  22. We think we should be aloud to have a holiday in school time because its cheaper and its not wasting money .

  23. I think kids should be alowed to go away from school if they are sick or it is a family outing and it is the only time they do it
    and if if they have something importent to do but otherwise they can just stay a school there are more than one reason you need to be at school
    firstly so we get educted and get jobs when we are older and secondly so our parents know we are safe.

    thank you for letting me share my point of view 🙂

  24. Students should be allowed to miss school so that they can visit their friends or family and explore interesting places.
    Also they can learn more about incredible things and write about these in their diary or journal.

  25. Maybe instead of debating whether we should be allowed to go on holiday in term time, we should be asking why airlines are allowed to charge so much during school holidays. If they charged reasonable prices people wouldn’t have to take time off school!

  26. I think you should be able to miss school but only if your on holiday or something not just you want to.

  27. I think that students should be allowed because if we explore different
    places than we are going to learn just as much than you would at
    school and also it is sometimes better to do the work than to just write it down on

  28. no we should get a holiday we work hard and then we dont get a break thats not fair

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

In a hair-raising tale from Uttar Pradesh, India, meet Smita...
In a bizarre incident in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia,...
The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are back, and this year...
Twenty-six-year-old Kalpana Balan from India, has clinched a coveted spot...

World & National News

Christmas is just around the corner, and what better way...
Jonathan, a Seychelles giant tortoise, recently celebrated his 191st birthday...
In a bizarre incident in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia,...