Gail Mitchell - The Eagle Newsletter

Primary News – every day counts

THE IMPORTANCE OF REGULAR ATTENDANCE AT SCHOOL

As the semester draws to a close and final assessments are being completed it is very important that children attend school regularly. Coming to school every day is the single most important part of your child’s education. Students learn new things at school every day and missing school puts them behind. 

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT

The building blocks for a great education begin with students coming to school each and every day.

If students miss school regularly, they miss out on learning the fundamental skills that will set them up for success in the later years of school.

There is no safe number of days for missing school. Each day missed puts children behind and this can affect their educational outcomes and their social connectedness.

Each missed day is associated with progressively lower achievement in numeracy, writing and reading.

SOME REMINDERS

Talking positively about school and the importance of attending every day.

Avoid making routine medical and dental appointments during the school day or planning family holidays during the term.

It is a good idea to refer to the Primary Handbook if you would like to relook at the College Student Attendance Policy requirements. 

Open and prompt communication with your child’s teacher about all absences is a good idea.

Seek help from the school if you are concerned about your child’s attendance and wellbeing. We want to work in partnership with you to support student attendance and wellbeing.

GCC is a building made up of walls but there is ‘tomorrow’ inside. Join us each and every day with the goal of making each day count!

Gail Mitchell, Head of Primary

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