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Everyday counts


School attendance – responsibilities of parents and caregivers.

Everyday counts is an initiative of the Queensland Government. Please take the time to read the following information.

Everyday counts…because children achieve better when they attend school all day, every day

Everyday counts…because going to school means getting a better chance at life

Everyday counts…because school helps children build social and emotional skills such as communication, teamwork and resilience

Everyday counts…because going to school is a legal requirement

What the law says

  • Under the law, you must make sure your child is enrolled and attends school on all school days unless you have a reasonable excuse.
  • You must not keep your child away from school for minor reasons
  • Under the law, schools must monitor attendance of students and follow up with parents and caregivers any unexplained absences.


What you can expect from the school

  • Monitoring of student attendance
  • Letting you know if your child is not at school
  • Following up any unexplained absences as soon as practical, but within three days of any unexplained absence.
  • Effective teaching strategies to engage your child in learning
  • Strategies to help you to encourage your child to go to school
  • If your child does not want to go to school, or is missing school without you knowing, contact the school immediately for assistance and support


If you want any more information please visit the Education Queensland website.