Academic Records when Child is in another Country
My daughter is currently living in Canada with her mother and has dual Canadian/New Zealand citizenship. She’s under 18 and is still at school. I am concerned about her welfare and one of the few ways I have of keeping tabs on her is to try and build a relationship with her school. Last year I was given (by email) some of her academic records by her teacher but the school seems very reluctant to give me any more academic records or any information about my daughter other than confirming that she’s still attending the school.
I could involve lawyers (would rather poke out my eyeballs with skewers) but I was wondering if anyone out there knows anything about international conventions regarding schools providing non-custodial legal guardians with their children’s school records. I know if she was still living in NZ this would be mandatory but the school seems very reluctant to supply me with the records and I am currently trying to get the principal to offer me an explanation although this isn’t forthcoming yet.
Funny how it’s OK for me to pay a king’s ransom in Child Support each month but I am not allowed to see my child’s school records. There is absolutely no history of abuse on my part (verbal, physical or anything) although the mother is a compulsive liar so could have told them anything. Please help!! Thanks guys