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Don't miss out on something great
A Territory-wide school attendance campaign has been launched that emphasises how children can benefit by going to school and encourages parents and families to get involved in their childs education. The campaign targets the whole NT community including urban centres and remote communities.
Increasing school attendance remains one of the key priority areas for the Department of Education and Training. In July 2008 under Closing the Gap of Indigenous Disadvantage, the Northern Territory Government committed $550,000 over 5 years on a campaign to increase school attendance.
Education is a shared responsibility between families, schools and the government and requires a collaborative effort particularly in areas where substantial change is needed.
The School Attendance campaign is part of a larger strategy intended to improve school attendance, which includes:
- better procedures to track school attendance and enable earlier intervention where necessary
- coordination of school resources to improve school attendance
- community engagement strategies
The department has a number of initiatives related to school attendance such as football academies, mentoring and pathways programs, and academic support programs which are already making a difference for individual students during their secondary years.
In order to get children to school and support them in attending right through to their senior years, the department is committed to promoting the understanding of education and its importance for the future of all children in the Northern Territory.
- Don't miss out on something great (video 1.9 mb)
- Don't miss out on something great - rural (video 2.3 mb)
- Don't miss out on something great (video 1.9 mb) - radio advertisement (mp3 375 kb)
Poster - Help children get ready for school
(pdf 443 kb)