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.
More information on
communicating high expectations of attendance (DOC, 873KB).
Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services
Managing Student Absences and Enforcing Enrolment and Attendance at State Schools
Learning and Wellbeing Framework (PDF, 534KB)
Parent and Community Engagement Framework
Student attendance profile (DOC, 41KB)
Attendance routines from prep
Attendance: it all adds up
Attending every day
Every day counts
Every Day Counts: Johnathon Thurston Campaign