Icy poles and play re­ward at­ten­dance

Pilbara News - - Education - Ali­cia Per­era

Kar­ratha Pri­mary School stu­dents who scored a 100 per cent in at­ten­dance so far this term had their com­mit­ment recog­nised at an at­ten­dance re­wards day last week.

A group of 128 chil­dren out of more than 300 in the school made the grade and en­joyed icy poles and an ex­tra 40 min­utes of play out­side of class as their re­ward.

Kar­ratha Pri­mary School prin­ci­pal Will Davis said staff wanted to re­ward reg­u­lar at­ten­ders, even at this early stage of the year, be­cause a lot of stu­dents and their fam­i­lies had been mak­ing the ef­fort to be present.

“It sets the tone for the year,” he said.

“It’s a great achieve­ment to be here ev­ery day, even for seven weeks. It’s a mo­ti­va­tor that shows if you work hard on at­tend­ing, even if you can’t come ev­ery day, you’ll be ac­knowl­edged and recog­nised.”

Mr Davis said staff plan to ac­knowl­edge dif­fer­ent types of stu­dent at­ten­dance achieve­ments, on fu­ture re­wards days this year.

Pic­ture: Ali­cia Per­era

Kar­ratha Pri­mary School star at­ten­ders Luisa Aval­oss-Cen­tu­rion, 7, Gwen Diego, 7, En­sign Elk­ing­ton, 7, Mitch Hamil­ton, 7, and Jada Hansen, 9 en­joy their at­ten­dance re­wards day.

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