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All children should be enrolled at school and should attend every school day.

It is a parent's responsibility to ensure that their child attends school on every school day for the educational program in which he/she is enrolled.

A parent of a young person in the compulsory participation phase is obliged to ensure their child is participating full-time in an approved education or training option.

The duration and location of a student's educational program is determined by the school and may include sites other than the school site, for example, sporting grounds, museums or TAFE.

Any time a student is not attending or participating in their educational program it is considered an absence and must be explained.

Every Day Counts is a statewide initiative addressing the problem of student absences.

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