All families want a good education and a better future for their kids.
The Remote School Attendance Strategy is about working together with schools, families, parents and the community to ensure all children go to school every day. School Attendance Officers are known as Yellow Shirts. They are all locals who are usually parents or relatives of students.
Yellow Shirts help with things like:
- Talking to children and families about the importance of going to school;
- Driving children to and from school;
- Celebrating and rewarding improved attendance.
Yellow Shirts also work with families of children who are having problems at school and/or are not attending school. They will help work out why and what can be done to help them get there.