At­tend­ing down to a tea

Stu­dents’ com­mit­ment to learn­ing recog­nised

Tablelands Advertiser - - NEWS - An­drea Falvo

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.”

Pic­tures: An­drea Falvo

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.

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