Schools that have achieved improved attendance promote the importance of regular school attendance to students, parents, staff and other members of the school community at every opportunity.
Explaining the correlation between attendance and achievement is particularly powerful in helping students and parents to understand the importance of consistent attendance.
Discussing attendance expectations with students and parents is especially important when a student first enrols at a school. The Prep year and the move from primary to high school are crucial transitions during which attendance patterns are established for the future.
Schools can also engage the wider community to help with student attendance.
Some ideas which may assist schools to communication high expectations of attendance are listed below. These ideas have been collected from Queensland schools, nationally, and internationally. Schools will need to consider local circumstances, priorities, age of students etc in determining which (if any) of these ideas might be useful in the local context.
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This page was last reviewed on 06 Sep 2013 at 02:40PM