Regular attendance at school is necessary to ensure that continuous progress is maintained. Research is very clear that there is a direct link between patterns of attendance and lateness negatively affecting student outcomes. ‘Every Day Counts’, is a state-wide initiative that aims to assist student attendance at school through a shared commitment by students. Parents, caregivers, schools and the community. To do this “Every Day Counts” promotes four key message
- All children should be enrolled at school and attend on every school day.
- Schools monitor, communicate and implement strategies to improve regular school attendance.
- Truanting can place a student in unsafe situations and impact on their future employability and life choices.
- Attendance at school is the responsibility of everyone in the community www.education.qld.gov.au/everydaycounts/