Attendance Matters

Not attending school regularly, a day here or there doesn’t seem like much, but absences add up. Two days a month is equal to 4 weeks a year which is over one year of lost learning from Year 1 to Year 13.

Every school day counts, each day missed makes it harder to catch up, can lead to lower achievements in reading, writing and numeracy and impacts a child’s ability to make important social connections.

There are lots of reasons why a child should attend school:

  • To learn
  • To build confidence and self-esteem
  • To understand responsibility
  • To develop new skills
  • To grow as individuals
  • To gain qualifications
  • To make new friends, have fun and develop life skills
  • To develop awareness of other cultures

Excellent attendance at school allows a child to have the best possible start in life.

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