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Enrolment and attendance
Every Child, Every Day
The Every Child, Every Day action plan sets out how we will improve the enrolment, attendance and participation of young Territorians. Five Priority Action Areas have been identified and they are supported by new and innovative strategies to help parents, schools and communities to overcome some of the barriers to success. More about the program
Amendments to the Education Act which clarify and strengthen the provisions relating to enrolment, attendance and participation commenced on 1 June 2011. Please see the Education Act Amendments Frequently Asked Questions (pdf 31 kb)for more details.
Improving School Enrolment through Welfare Reform Measure (SEAM)
The Improving School Enrolment and Attendance through Welfare Reform Measure (SEAM) is an Australian Government initiative to encourage and support parents and carers to make sure their children are enrolled in and attending school regularly. Changes have been made to the program so that the new model will complement the NT Government's Every Child, Every Day Strategy. As a result, the program is being introduced to 23 communities in the Northern Territory as part of the Australian Government’s Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory package. More about the program
Policies and guidelines
- Student enrolment procedures policy (pdf 93 kb)
- Enrolment / priority enrolment policy (pdf 26 kb)
- Enrolment of full fee paying overseas students policy (pdf 22 kb)
- Exemption from attendance guidelines (pdf 68 kb)
Student enrolment form
To complete the enrolment process, parents/guardians/independent students enrolling the student must attend in person to sign the enrolment form at the school and have it witnessed by school staff.
Use the Student enrolment form to enrol a student in a Northern Territory government school.
Enrolment and attendance statistics
We collect enrolment and attendance data eight times a year, in Week 4 and Week 8 of each term.
Enrolments are calculated as an average of the total number of students enrolled across the 4 weeks of the Collection period. Attendance is calculated over the four-week collection period prior to and including the collection date. The attendance rate is calculated by dividing the number of session students attended by the total number of sessions they were expected to attend. The attendance rate is then multiplied by the enrolment number to derive the attendance number.
The data is grouped in line with nationally agreed location categories: Provincial (Darwin and Palmerston schools), Remote (Alice Springs and Katherine schools) and Very Remote (all other NT schools).
Back to School Payment
The Back to School Payment aims to help families offset the cost of textbooks, stationery, school uniforms, and other essential school items. Parents or guardians of Northern Territory students enrolled from Year 1 to Year 12 in Term 1 are entitled to receive one $150 voucher per student.