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Birthdays, shopping and HAIRCUTS: Extraordinary excuses parents are giving teachers for not sending their kids to school Parents hindering their kid's learning by letting them skip out, experts warn Public school attendance has continued to fall for both primary and high school  Experts say attending school is vital for children's learning and development  Excuses including haircuts, birthdays and going shopping 'aren't satisfactory'

By Jackson Barron For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 14:34 GMT, 1 March 2020 | Updated: 14:34 GMT, 1 March 2020

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Parents have been warned they are hindering their children's learning by pulling them out of school for unworthy reasons.

The Education Department revealed attendance at Australian public schools has been steadily declining over the past decade, with parents being scolded for letting their children take days off.

President of the Primary Principals’ Association Australia Malcolm Elliott told The Daily Telegraph attending school was crucial to children's development. 

'This is a bigger issue than people realise,' he said. 'Interruption to the program is something hard to put right.

Parents have been warned they are hindering their children's learning by pulling them out of school for unworthy reasons (stock image)

Parents have been warned they are hindering their children's learning by pulling them out of school for unworthy reasons (stock image)

'Children may lose confidence because they don’t know what’s going on, they have to try to catch up.'

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