There is no quick and simple solution, nor a 'one-size-fits-all' approach to improving school attendance. However, partnerships between schools, parents and the local community can assist in reducing absenteeism and making every day count at school.
Schools may find the following tools useful in planning and documenting their approach to improving attendance.
Schools may also find information on the early warning signs of school absenteeism and engaging the community useful when implementing strategies for attendance.
Early warning signs
Engaging the community
Managing Student Absences and Enforcing Enrolment and Attendance at State Schools
Learning and Wellbeing Framework (PDF, 544KB)
Parent and Community Engagement Framework
Attendance routines from prep
Attendance: it all adds up
Attending every day
Every day counts
Every Day Counts: Johnathon Thurston Campaign