The Critical Role of Attendance – Every day counts
Research around attendance suggests a strong positive correlation between high attendance and strong social and academic outcomes. Going to school every day is the single most important part of your child’s education. Students learn new things at school every day – missing school puts them behind and can affect their educational outcomes.
It’s never too late to improve attendance. Even in the middle years, when school can seem the most challenging for students and when attendance rates can be at their lowest, going to school more often can make a big difference. Every day counts.
Schools are there to help – if you’re having attendance issues with your child, speak to your child’s Team Leader or Thrive teacher about ways to address those issues.
In Victoria school is compulsory for children and young people aged 6-17 years and as such students are expected to be at school and all absences must be approved via Compass.
Formal attendance notifications are sent to parents once your child’s attendance falls below 90%. These notifications are designed to promote early interventions and strategies for improvement.
If you’re having attendance issues with your child, please let the Team Leader know so you can work together to get your child to school every day.