Every day counts
School absenteeism and student attendance is a complex issue which includes a range of student behaviours including school refusal and truancy.
Parents, caregivers and schools can access strategies to improve student attendance through the Every day counts resources.
Every day counts is a state wide initiative that aims to assist in improving student attendance at school through a shared commitment by students, parents, caregivers, schools and the community.
To do this, Every day counts 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.
For parents and community
At Windaroo State School our bells and break times are as follows:
First bell: 8.50am (getting ready in classrooms)
Second bell: 9.00am (classes begin – late slip from office is required)
First break: 11-11.30am
Second break: 1-1.50pm
End of day: 3.00pm
Early exit slip is required from the office if a student is leaving school during the school day.