Calling all students - tell us why attendance matters

Share your insights into attendance at school in our Student Voices poll.

02 November 2020
Three students in uniform stand outside talking to each other in front of three coloured pillars with the words innovation, excellence and diversity printed on them.
Image: We want to hear what students think about why attendance matters at school.

Research tells us that regular attendance is important for learning, making friends and developing life-long skills, but we want to hear students’ perspectives about why going to school matters.

In the November Student Voices poll we are asking for student insights into why they go to school and what issues prevent them from attending.

We want to hear what all our students think about the types of incentives that would lift their attendance rates and get feedback on how to make going to school easier and ways to keep students engaged when they are there.

The results will be compiled and shared with you on the Student Voices hub next month.

As part of our focus on school attendance we are also asking students to get creative and share their ideas about school attendance.

You might like to create an advertising campaign, short story, artwork, video, poem, opinion piece or create a piece of journalism by interviewing fellow students on the topic.

Individual student, group or class entries are welcome and entries will remain open through to end of year. Submit your entries via studentvoices@det.nsw.edu.au .

Selected entries will be featured on Student Voices and Attendance Matters – resources for school.

Student Voices November poll

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