You can take bereavement leave for up to five days for the death of an immediate family member, or up to three days for a near relative.
Bereavement leave will commence on the day of the death, unless the death occurs after school hours or on a weekend, in which case it starts the following day.
Bereavement leave is consecutive calendar days, from the date of death, inclusive.
Schools are not required to retain evidence of the date of the death, or of the teachers’ relationship to the deceased.
Bereavement leave is substitutable, with the exception of a first cousin, for whom only one day of leave is substitutable.