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Schools, parents, caregivers and communities have a key role in ensuring all students attend school every day.

These resources can be printed and used in enrolment packs, during school meetings, around the school or the community to help parents and caregivers understand their responsibilities for student attendance and encourage children to go to school all day, every school day.

Fact sheets

Templates

  • Attendance Policy template Microsoft® Word document1.2M
  • Attendance Planning Tool template Microsoft® Word document581K
  • Student Attendance Profile Microsoft® Word document 29K
  • Sample letter Microsoft® Word document 30K to local businesses/community agencies/service organisations
  • Posters, brochures and postcards

    Videos (available on DET TV)

    Attendance routines from prep

    Attendance routines from prep


    Establishing good routines and setting good school habits from Prep has a positive impact on student attendance throughout their schooling. Listen to a Prep teacher and Harry's mum discuss the importance of routines in Prep.

    (duration 2:05 minutes - transcript Microsoft® Word document 25K)

    Attendance: it all adds up

    Attendance it all adds up

    Missing school isn't just about missing learning there are many opportunities on offer at school for students. Join Caleb as he discovers that attending school every day is important.

    (duration 2:25 minutes - transcript Microsoft® Word document 25K)

    Attending every day

    Attending every day

    Here parents discuss why it's important for students to attend school all day, every day even on occasions like their birthday. Regular school attendance has a positive impact on students' academic results and their social and emotional wellbeing.

    (duration 2:05 minutes - transcript Microsoft® Word document 24K)

    Every day counts

    Every day counts

    Parents and caregivers have a key role in ensuring all students attend school every day. Join one family as they discuss the importance of going to school and why every day counts.

    (duration 3:13 minutes - transcript Microsoft® Word document 25K)

    Every day counts: Johnathon Thurston campaign

    Johnathon Thurston campaign

    Research confirms a strong link between attendance and school outcomes. This video has been developed to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children's enrolment at school. Listen to Johnathan Thurston, reminding students of the importance of going to school every day.

    (duration 0:30 minutes - transcript Microsoft® Word document 13K)

    Welcome to Junior Secondary

    Welcome to Junior Secondary

    Join Riley as he learns more about the Junior Secondary phase of education in Queensland state schools and how it's supporting adolescent development for students in Years 7, 8 and 9.

    (duration 4:45 minutes - video is captioned)

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    This page was last reviewed on 05 Jan 2016

    Related links

    Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services

    Managing Student Absences and Enforcing Enrolment and Attendance at State Schools

    Learning and Wellbeing Framework

    Parent and Community Engagement Framework

    Video resources (also available on DET TV)

    Attendance routines from prep

    Attendance: it all adds up

    Attending every day

    Every day counts

    Every Day Counts: Johnathon Thurston Campaign

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