Attendance

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Infographic: Closing the Gap Report 2020

Australia’s annual Closing the Gap Report communicates progress towards government targets for Indigenous Australians in areas like education, health and employment. In this infographic, we take a look at results detailed in the 2020 report related to education targets. 

Infographic: School attendance and mental health disorders

Mental disorders are a significant cause of absence, particularly in high school, a new examination of data from the Australian Child and Adolescent Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing shows. Today’s infographic looks at some of the results across Years 1-12.

Attendance: Mental health and wellbeing
Attendance: Mental health and wellbeing

Issues with school attendance at South Coast Baptist College are followed up early and consistently by teachers at the West Australian school. This all forms part of their school-wide approach to wellbeing.

School attendance and mental health disorders
School attendance and mental health disorders

Mental health disorders are a significant cause of student absence from school, particularly in the secondary school years, according to a new study published in the Australian Journal of Education.

Helping students transition from school to work
Helping students transition from school to work

A workplace placement program targeting Indigenous senior secondary students has helped improve school engagement and attendance. In this article, we look at a school which has all of their senior Indigenous students enrolled and how it’s having a positive effect school-wide.  

Podcast: Therapy dogs in school settings
Podcast: Therapy dogs in school settings

Can therapy dogs decrease anxiety and stress in students, and improve school attendance? These are just some of the questions Monash University academics Dr Linda Henderson and Dr Christine Grove from the Faculty of Education are trying to answer as they push for more research in this area.

Evidence-based school improvement
Evidence-based school improvement

Emeritus Professor Bill Louden from the University of Western Australia presented at Research Conference 2018 in Sydney. His session, titled Evidence-based approaches to school improvement: Kimberley Schools Project outlined the fundamental principles that underpin the thinking behind the project.

School Improvement Episode 16: Lifting student attendance
School Improvement Episode 16: Lifting student attendance

On this episode of School Improvement, Cobram Primary School Principal Matt Knight and teacher Cassie Ryan discuss an initiative that has dramatically reduced the number of unexplained and chronic student absences at the school.

Infographic: Reading achievement and student absenteeism

In PIRLS 2016 (the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study), students were asked about behaviours that could limit reading instruction. Today’s infographic takes a look at some of the results for absenteeism.

Improving attendance for Indigenous students: Cathy Freeman Foundation
Improving attendance for Indigenous students: Cathy Freeman Foundation

The Cathy Freeman Foundation works closely with remote Indigenous communities with the aim of improving student engagement at school. One of the foundation’s programs focuses on improving student attendance and in today’s article, Cathy Freeman and a teacher involved tell us more.