Every day counts at Blackbutt State School
Every child needs to be at school every day, learning and achieving in every classroom.
Our attendance target is 93%.
Attendance at school every day really does count in
the development of your child.
Students with low and inconsistent attendance fail to receive the intensive intervention and support offered because they are not at school regularly enough to benefit from this. If student attendance is low below 85%, our first support goal for that child is to improve their attendance.
principal regularly monitors attendance data very closely and will contact
families of children who have had an excessive number of days absent from
Once chronic absenteeism is identified, conversations with those
parents and students to increase attendance at school are undertaken. This as a
vital step in giving every child the very best opportunity in life. It is
simply too important to not follow up!
We take ownership of this at
Blackbutt and ensure every child is at school every day –
Every Day Counts – has four
While most students attend school consistently,
there is a small number of students who are absent from school without an acceptable
Going shopping, having a birthday, visiting family,
staying up late and being tired or extending school holidays are not acceptable reasons to be away from
Daily absence notification
We now have daily absence notife now have daily absence notification. Parents and Carers who have not advised the school about student absences can expect to receive a phone call and/or text message asking for a reason for the absence every day.