Story: Primary and secondary education

Talking to a truant

Talking to a truant

Youth aid officer Jeff Mosaati (left) and Panmure community constable Janet Briggs talk to an Auckland student who is running late for school. They were taking part in a blitz on truancy in 2009. Police youth aid officers said that during the operation they heard every excuse under the sun, and often had to deal with insolence from parents as well as children.

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East and Bays Courier
Reference: 26 August 2009
Photograph by Amelia Jacobsen

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Primary and secondary education - Pupils', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/36666/talking-to-a-truant (accessed 24 August 2019)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 20 Jun 2012