Top marks for education board

April 27, 2016 by J-Wire Staff
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NSW Jewish Board of Deputies CEO Vic Alhadeff has commended the NSW Board of Studies “on going to great lengths to accommodate the needs of Jewish students and minimise the impact of the clash between the exams and Jewish festivals”.

Vic Alhadeff

Vic Alhadeff

“The Board of Deputies, the Jewish schools and BJE have worked with the Board of Studies for 18 months with the sole objective of securing the best possible outcome for Jewish students, and there is unanimous consensus that we have achieved the best arrangement that could realistically be hoped for,” he said.

“The Board of Studies has the needs of 80,000 students to consider and it has done what it can to meet the requirements of Jewish students in the day schools as far as these are known, so much so that it has managed to keep the first two days of Succot free of exams for the Jewish schools.

“We acknowledge and commend the efforts of the Board of Studies. Where clashes do exist for any Jewish student in a state, Catholic or independent school, the Board of Studies will make accommodations on religious grounds.”

Jewish Year 12 students sitting  HSC exams this year will be able to apply to the Board of Studies through its web site for assistance should they have a conflict between an HSC exam and a Chag. The timetables were published today.


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