The Pularumpi School takes students from pre-school to Year 8 and outperforms other Tiwi schools in attendance.
TITEB employs a full-time RSAS School Attendance Officer who is based at Pularumpi School. Support is provided by the RSAS Coordinator and School Attendance Supervisor who are based in Wurrumiyanga community. The RSAS Coordinator makes fortnightly trips to Pirlangimpi to attend meetings and planning sessions with the School Attendance Officer, school principal and stakeholders.
Getting to school
The RSAS School Attendance Officer walks with children to school each morning. The school has a small bus which the RSAS Officer may access as required.
Family follow-up visits
Each morning the RSAS Officer checks the roll and follows up with families of any children not at school. Where possible they will support the children to get to school. All follow-up visits are reported to the school and Truancy Officers. Throughout the day RSAS provides follow-up assistance to the school and students as requested.
No school no shop
RSAS staff visit the local store to make sure children are not hanging around and encourage them back to school. This is not a major issue in Pirlangimpi as the ‘no school no shop’ policy is well enforced by store staff.
Community/school events and meetings
The RSAS Team supports all school events and a representative attends all relevant meetings and community events. A community events calendar is displayed at the school and copies made available at school, TITEB offices and TITEB website.