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Going to School

All children between 5 and 16 years old must go to public school every day. This is not true if a child is in any of the following situations:

  • Goes to a private school
  • Is at home studying lessons approved by the government
  • Is sick and can’t go to school or there is some other good reason
  • Has no school near their home and no bus access
  • Is homeschooled by their parent (must be registered)
Last reviewed date: 2021/ Apr