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Club 95

15/02/2013
This week saw the launch of our ‘Club 95’.  Research shows that in Queensland, higher student attendance is associated with higher student achievement.  This is self-evident, in that it is obvious that students will learn best when they are continuously in class having contact with the curriculum and the support that our teachers provide.
 
Across all Queensland State Schools, the average rate of attendance is 91%.  Our school attendance rate for the last 2 years has risen from 83% to 87%.  We can do better in terms of this statistic and thus we can do better in terms of supporting our students in getting the very best education they can.  I firmly believe that we are a school that can be better than the state average.  In light of this our target for attendance is 95%.  This expectation of students having less than 5% absenteeism, equates to no more than 2 ½ days of absence each term.
 
In our school, 95% attendance will get you into ‘Club 95’.  To be in ‘Club 95’, students also need to have any absences explained and a no more than 3 days of lateness to school.   As a reward, students in ‘Club 95’ will get to attend ‘Lunch with the Principal’ at the end of each term.
 
Encourage your child to make sure they are organised around being on time to school and that you are following up on providing the school with a reason for absence, by replying to the text message or sending a note into school.