When have schools been permitted to open on a Saturday or Sunday?

Tony Meyer made this Official Information request to Ministry of Education

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From: Tony Meyer

Dear Ministry of Education,

Section 65C of the Education Act states:

(1) Subject to subsection (2), every board must ensure that every school it administers is closed on— (a) Saturdays, Sundays [...]

(2) The Minister may at any time prescribe the circumstances in which boards may open the schools they administer or any of them on Saturdays or Sundays; and schools may be open accordingly.

Please provide a list of the cases, since 1989, where the Minister has prescribed circumstances that permitted a school to open on a Saturday or Sunday. Please include the dates where the opening was permitted, the school(s) affected, and all other specifics of the prescribed circumstances.

Please also provide all documentation around the five most recent cases, i.e. the request from the school, any internal documentation around the request, and the response provided to the school.

Yours faithfully,
Tony Meyer, NZ Citizen

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