Keeping Kids in Schools Campaign

The Keeping Kids in Schools Campaign [KKIS] has operated in Albany for several years now and involves the Department of Education, The WA Police, the City of Albany and the Albany Chamber of Commerce and Industry.


Dear Parents and Carers,

School is a great place for students to develop their academic and social skills. Attendance at school is a high priority for the community and more and more evidence shows how important attending school is to students’ learning, and how detrimental missing school can be.

The table below shows how missing school can add up over the years.

The Keeping Kids in Schools Campaign [KKIS] has operated in Albany for several years now and involves the Department of Education, The WA Police, the City of Albany and the Albany Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The campaign focusses on Albany businesses and schools working with them to contribute to improving attendance at school. As part of the campaign, businesses are encouraged to refuse service to school students during school hours unless students have a legitimate school leave pass, or are in the company of a parent or adult.

School leave passes are used for temporary absences from school in all Government schools and are available from school Administration areas.

Participating businesses will display a bold poster announcing the campaign and refusal of service. The campaign lasts all year, every year and will be given a boost in Term 3 of this year because at NASHS we 'put our students learning first'.

Students seeking service from businesses may be referred by them to schools or the Department of Education Regional staff, or directly to Police, especially if antisocial behaviour occurs.

The KKIS campaign is a great way for the community to support the importance of attending school every day to maximise student’s chances of success. The following table illustrates how much school can be missed between Year 1 and Year 10 by not attending every day:

Average Days Missed

Attendance Rate

School Missed [Year 1 – 10]

5 days in a term

90%

1 year of school

1 day per week

80%

2 years of school

1.5 days per week

70%

3 years of school

2 days per week

60%

4 years of school


Our school fully supports students attending every day possible and we encourage you to join with us to ensure your child attends as often as they can.

If you have any concerns or find it hard to have your child attend all the time, please contact us for support on 98920 611