Tru­ancy mes­sage out

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

A dis­trict- wide pri­mary and sec­ondary schools poster com­pe­ti­tion aimed at high­light­ing the is­sue around school at­ten­dance is heat­ing up.

The com­pe­ti­tion ti­tled It’s Not Okay to Miss a Day, which opened at the be­gin­ning of this month and runs through to July 12, is be­ing led by Pu­taruru tru­ancy of­fi­cer Billy Carter.

Mr Carter said pri­mary schools are in­vited to make posters with the high schools given the chal­lenge of a five minute movie.

‘‘It (the com­pe­ti­tion) is about re­ally just to tell chil­dren why school at­ten­dance is so im­por­tant. Be­cause ul­ti­mately it af­fects them,’’ he said.

The com­pe­ti­tion is be­ing sup­ported by the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the poster com­pe­ti­tion you can con­tact Mr Carter on 027 818 7913.

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