Every day counts towards your child’s learning

If your child is under 16 years old they must go to school every day, unless they are sick.

If your child is not at school they will be less likely to gain qualifications and essential skills that will give them more choices for their future.

Regular attendance at school makes all the difference to your child’s learning and achievement – a Year 11 student, who only attends school half the time, has just a 1 in 5 chance of getting NCEA level 1 whereas a student who attends every day has about a 90% chance of achieving that qualification.

 

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