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Attendance policy

Last updated: 
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Document type: 
Policy
Subject area: 
Schooling

This is the department's attendance policy for all government schools. It describes the compulsory nature of education and underlines the responsibilities of all members of the school community to ensure children and young people are attending school. It also reflects research that indicates attendance at both preschool and school positively affects learning, wellbeing, employment and life outcomes for children and young people.