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Last updated 7:25 PM on 3 March 2017

Important Notice

Armidale Cup Public Holiday – Monday 20 March 2017

Dear Parents and Carers

Last year a decision was made by Armidale Regional Council to declare a half day public holiday on Monday 20 March 2017 for the Armidale Cup. As this has been gazetted by the NSW Minister for Industrial Relations under the Public Holidays Act of 2010, the public holiday applies to all employees working within the Armidale town boundary.

Since January 2012, new provisions of the Public Holidays Act 2010 have applied to Local Public Holidays and schools cannot be excluded from locally gazetted public holidays for race days.

Therefore, all primary and high schools in the Armidale town boundary will be non-operational from

12 noon on Monday, 20 March 2017.

As the public holiday commences at 12 noon, it is important for all families to make arrangements to collect their children by no later than 12 noon on Monday 20th March 2017.

We have been advised that there will not be additional bus services to collect students at 12 noon and therefore, other arrangements will need to be made for the collection of all students who normally catch a bus.

If you have any further questions regarding the half day public holiday, please contact Armidale Regional Council.

Schools affected by the Armidale Cup Public Holiday on March 20th:

Armidale City Public School, Armidale High School, Ben Venue Public School, Drummond Memorial Public School, Duval High School, Martin's Gully Public School, Newling Public School and Sandon Public School.

Yours sincerely

Armidale Community of Schools Principals

Stafford Cameron


Duval High School


2 March 2017