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Easter Holidays

This is from a Family Law Flyer (from Michael Lynch):
Most Court Orders and Parenting Plans detail how children's holiday contact arrangements are to occur. This usually includes specific reference to "Easter School Holidays", but based on reference to the Easter weekend.

Be aware that for the first time in 95 years (and it won't happen again until 2160) the 2008 Easter Weekend (21-24 March 2008) falls  2 weeks before the State School Holidays.

Any parent with a documented arrangement should check the wording to identify any potential confusion.
It illustrates only too well how badly written plans or orders can lead to potential problems.

This is as bad as 'gazetted school holidays' when the children go to a private school.

(The better order is school holidays 'of the school at which the child/children is attending'.)

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Victorian School Holidays Start on Easter Friday

Just a short note that starting dates of school holidays (may) vary from State to State.

In his case it does for Victoria, where school holidays start with Easter Friday (21 March) and end on Friday 4 April 2008.

With back to school on Monday 7 April.
D4L your post illustrates the minefield of dates that can exist and why even such obvious items such as public holidays can create confusion, particularly where the parents are in different States.

There are 'National' public holidays recognised in all Australian States and then there are public holidays unique to particular states, such as your 'Get dressed up and watch horses run day' (Sorry had to put in the Sydney vs Melbourne bit) and Melbourne Cup day is 'not' a pupil free day either - its an official holiday

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There has been a problem identified here.

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How might an order be written to accommodate this scenario?

What is done for you, let it be done, what you must do, be sure you do it, as the wise person does today that what the fool will do in three days - Buddha
It's all part of the SRL-R orders generator which specifically separates National and State Holidays, types of school holidays and pupil free days or gives a clear indication of where these issues might create a problem

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