Being at school every day counts. If your child is absent one day per week, this quickly adds up to two months of missed school in a year.
Every day counts is an initiative aiming to improve attendance at school. The initiative promotes four key messages:
· all children should be enrolled at school and attend on every school day
· schools should 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.
Find out more about the Every day counts initiative from Education Queensland.