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Focus on attendance at Kruger

5/08/2015
 

Be on time every day and stay all day.  Don’t miss any lessons!!!!

We are regularly tracking our attendance for each student and are very pleased to see that our school daily attendance rate is slowly increasing. We still have a long way to go to reach our target of 95%.   

Our Year 5 and 6 students have the highest attendance rate in the school in Semester 1.   Our Prep, Year 1 and Year 2 students have the lowest. 

It is the school’s next target to have all year levels at above 93%.t is the school’s next target to have all year levels at above 93%.  Various strategies are used in each year level to maximise student attendance.  Weekly attendance of each class is also being monitored.

Each year levels percentage of attendance for Semester 1 2015

 
Prep

90.6

Year 1

89.8

Year 2

90.9

Year 3

91.1

Year 4

92.2

Year 5

93.4

Year 6

93.1

 

…some information from the Queensland Department of Education………..  

When you are reviewing your child’s report card, take a moment to consider your child’s attendance rate. Research shows that students who have good attendance are more likely to achieve high results at school. If students aren’t at school or don’t stay the whole day, they are missing valuable lessons which will help them to achieve to their full potential.

As they miss lessons, they develop gaps in their understandings. This results in lower student performance.

Visit http://education.qld.gov.au/everydaycounts/fact-sheet.html for more information on student attendance requirements.

Why is regular attendance at school important?

 

Regular school attendance will mean that your child has a better chance in life. Your child will achieve great results when they go to school all day, every school day.

 

• they learn better

• they make friends

• they are happier

• they have a brighter future.

Why must I send my child to school?

 

Under Queensland law, you must make sure your child of school age is enrolled and attends school all day, every school day, unless they have an acceptable reason. Illness, or competing in a school sporting event are acceptable reasons for being absent from school.nder Queensland law, you must make sure your child of school age is enrolled and attends school all day, every school day, unless they have an acceptable reason. Illness, or competing in a school sporting event are acceptable reasons for being absent from school.

Principals decide if the reason given for your child’s absence is acceptable.

Avoid keeping your child away from school for: birthdays; shopping; visiting family and friends; if they sleep in; looking after other children; minor check-ups; or care such as haircuts.  Routine medical or other health appointments should be made either before or after school or during the school holidays.

What should I do if our family is going on a holiday in school time?

You are encouraged not to schedule holidays during school.