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Watch our video on why it matters – every day.

Two primary students smile and point to a notebook.

Screen title: “Every day matters.”

Student laughs. Quick scenes of students smiling.

Screen title: “Learning matters.”

Student writing in notebook.

Students walking together to class.

Screen title: “Friendship matters.”

Group of students smiling and walking.

Quick scenes of the students around the school looking directly at the audience.

Screen title: “Every day matters.”

End frame: “Being at school matters. Every day matters.”

With the website URL: education.nsw.gov.au/everydaymatters, and the NSW Government waratah logo.

Why attendance matters - Let's do the maths

Missing a day here or there may not seem like much but absences add up and can impact your child’s learning more than you think.

When your child misses one day a week over a year, that’s 40 days of school, 8 weeks of lessons and 2.5 years over their school life lost.

Key things your child gets from attending school

They learn...

and strive to achieve success.

Make friends...

and build a sense of belonging at school.

Build skills through fun...

that will serve them through their learning journey and beyond.

Did you know?

95% attendance

Students are expected to have above a 95% school attendance rate, because days missed are years lost. That’s why making sure your child comes to school every single day (unless genuinely sick) is so important.

Holiday time

Please remember, holidays should only be booked during school breaks. Students should be at school every day during school term, right from the first day until the last.

Safe learning environment

We know that the last couple of years have been tough, and we will continue to prioritise student’s health and wellbeing by listening to health advice, providing support and maintaining a safe learning environment.

Tell your child's school

If your child misses school due to illness, religious reasons, family circumstances, or other reasons, remember to contact the school within 7 days to explain the reason for absence.

If your child arrives at school late or needs to leave early, you will need to go to the school office to sign your child in or out and explain the reason for the absence.

If you’re having difficulty getting your child to school and on time every day, contact the school for support.

Video: Warilla North Public School

Children from Warilla North Public School share why they like to get to school on time.

[Uplifting music plays]

Child 1: Why is it good to come to school on time?

Child 2: If I go to school on time then I don't miss out on anything.

On-screen text: Don't miss out!

Child 3: I get to school on time so I don't miss out on fun games with my friends.

On-screen text: Fun!

Child 4: I like getting to school on time because it makes me happy.

On-screen text: Happy!

Child 5: Last year me and my friends were in the same class but this year we got split up so I like to come to school on time so I can hang out with them.

On-screen text: Friends!

Child 6: I get to school on time because it's a good start to the day.

On-screen text: A good start to the day!

[Child 1 cheers]

On-screen text: Warilla North Public School logo with motto: Be Respectful. Be Responsible. Be Safe.

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