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Coming to School Matters

When students Miss School, they Miss Out. Did you know that children who do not attend school regularly are more likely to:

  • Fall behind in their school work.

  • Find it difficult to make and keep friends

  • Be unhappy at school.

  • Misbehave so others cannot see that they are finding the work difficult.

  • Get into bad routines that can affect them getting or keeping a job later in life. 

Facts and figures 

Did you know?

  • 10 minutes late to school each day = 33 hours lost in one year

  • Your child being late disturbs the whole class from learning

  • 90% attendance through school life is equal to a whole year of school being missed!

  • Having good routines helps your child get into good patterns for the future. 


  • Make sure your child understands why school is important.

  • Show your child that you are interested in what they have done at school.

  • Get everything ready the night before school.

  • Arrange appointments before or after school or during the school holidays.

  • Set your alarm and your child’s alarm clocks. See who can beat the clock!