Attendance Matters!

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One in four primary students and one in six secondary students do not attend school regularly, with research showing that their academic and social skills can suffer.  Many parents do not realise the cumulative effect of allowing their child to take a day off every now and then, and one day a fortnight adds up to one year’s lost learning over a child’s schooling life.

Each Day missed puts your child behind and makes it harder for them to catch up; can lead to lower achievement in reading, writing and numeracy; can lead to gaps in learning and impact on social and emotional skills.

The Diocese of Broken Bay has pulled together a series of workshops that will provide parents with the tools that will help with

✓ Developing positive routines for school
✓ Encouraging your child’s ‘can-do’ attitude
✓ Establishing life-long skills and good habits

Workshops are held in the following locations:

Date Location Time
Tues. 27th August Sacred Heart Primary School, 1 Bobbin Head Rd. Pymble 9.30am – 11am
Tues. 27th August Sacred Heart Primary School, 1 Bobbin Head Rd. Pymble 6.30pm – 8pm
Tues. 3rd September OLOR Primary School, 92 Glennie St. Wyoming 9.30am – 11.00am
Tues. 3rd September St Cecilia’s Primary School, Panonia Rd. Wyong 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Wed. 11th September St Kevin’s Primary School, Oaks Ave. Dee Why 9.30am – 11.00am
Wed. 11th September St Kieran’s Primary School,  63 Gordon St. Manly Vale 6.30pm – 8.00pm

For further information contact the school on (02) 9997 7044 or by email on  mmw@dbb.catholic.edu.au

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