Attending down to a tea
Students’ commitment to learning recognised
STUDENTS at Mareeba State School have been recognised for their commitment to learning and classroom participation throughout the school year.
This year 27 students from prep through to year six achieved 100 per cent attendance for the entire school year.
Students received a certificate for their achievement at a special morning tea, yesterday.
The school also celebrated 230 students who achieved 100 per cent attendance in term four, the highest for the year.
Deputy principal Nyree Burton said it was massive achievement for the students.
“For the year, we’ve been tracking their attendance each term and each term we do a celebration for the students,” she said.
“We started the year with 191 students achieving 100 per cent attendance at term one, then we went to 171 in term two, term three was 151 and I thought term four would be about 100 and it turned out to be the best.”
Mrs Burton said it was important for students to attend school every day to ensure they were learning.
“We’ve got a real focus on attendance and kids need to keep coming to school every day,” she said.
“If they keep coming to school each day in every classroom, every student is learning and succeeding and achieving.
“We put a lot of time and effort into it.
“If the kids are at school they have opportunities to learn.”
Mareeba State School year 6 students (back) Amy Simonato, Tiggy Crockford, Lachlan Horne, Joshua Saker and Tobias Patterson, together with prep students Cooper O'Brien and Caitlyn Robb achieved 100 per cent attendance.
Mareeba Shire Councillor Angela Toppin congratulates siblings Danielle and Dylan Saunders and Jessica and Joshua Saker on achieving 100 per cent attendance for the whole school year.