Yellow shirts, PaCE staff go the extra mile
Posted on: 24 May 2017, 2:57pm
OVER the past few weeks the Papulu Apparr-Kari Remote School Attendance Strategy (RSAS) and Parents and Community Engagement (PaCE) teams have been out and about trying to get kids back to school, but attendance numbers are still low across the Barkly Region.
Ali Curung School leads the way, with some of the highest attendance out of the schools and they should be proud.
However there are still a lot of kids not attending school and just hanging around community.
Families and the Murray Downs principal requested the Language Centre’s help to get kids hanging around community back to Tennant Creek and so without hesitation the teams arranged the travel.
Twice over the past few weeks the RSAS (aka the Yellow Shirts) and PaCE teams have travelled to Murray Downs to collect kids to enable them to return to the hostel and Tennant Creek High School to attend classes and improve their education. All kids should be at school every day and it is up to the parents and carers to ensure that they attend school every day.
If your child is away from school for any reason you need to inform the school of their absence or you risk fines and your benefit money being cut from Centrelink.
You need to make sure that your children get a good night sleep and ready for school.
Remember don’t miss a day, go to school every day.