School Attendance Act, 1926

Parent to notify cause of absence.

16.—Whenever a child to whom this Act applies is for the time being attending a national or other suitable school in accordance with this Act but is absent from such school on any day or days on which he should under this Act attend such school, his parent shall as soon as possible and in any event not later than the third day after the day or the first of the days (as the case may be) of such absence communicate in writing or in person to the principal teacher of such school the cause of such absence.