Every school day counts:
Every single day a child is absent from school = a day of lost learning
For some parents, 90% may seem like an acceptable level of attendance, but the reality is that 90% attendance means your child will miss half a school day each week or 19 days of school during the year – that’s nearly 4 school weeks!
If your child has 90% attendance each year they are at our school they will miss a total of 28 weeks – which is half a school year lost!
Give your child the best start in life – every school day counts
Children are identified as persistent absentees if they miss 10% or more school sessions available to them.
Why it is important for your child to arrive at school on time:
Arriving late to school:
- Can cause embarrassment for the child
- Can cause disruption to the rest of the class
- Can make it harder for the child to settle
- Impacts on the child’s learning, progress and achievement
Being 15 minutes late each day during an entire school year is the same as missing two whole weeks of school!