Department of Education

Aboriginal Education

Aboriginal Education

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Aboriginal EducationTeaching and Learning ‹ Attendance and Retention

Attendance and Retention

The Directorate supports a number of initiatives aimed at improving the attendance rates of Aboriginal students at school. Attendance Projects include:

Dissemination of Best Practice: A study of best practice attendance programs has been undertaken by Kurongkurl Katitjin, Edith Cowan University. This study is being converted into a resource package for schools to assist them to implement appropriate attendance strategies.

Community Capacity Building: Aims to improve attendance in the Kimberly and Pilbara. The project provides professional development aimed at engaging the Aboriginal community in schools.

Recognition Payments for Achievement of Attendance Targets at Schools: Recognition Payments for substantial attendance improvements at schools has been designed to complement the Aboriginal Education Attendance Grant (AEAG) strategy and the Better Attendance: Brighter Futures strategy.  The Recognition Payments will be forwarded to targeted schools with significant Aboriginal student enrolment numbers that show substantial improvement in Aboriginal student attendance rates.  Schools achieving an attendance rate of 90% or more for the enrolled Aboriginal student cohort will be eligible to receive payment.  Payment amounts vary, dependant upon school category. List of Schools

Key Benefits/Outcomes

  • Improved Aboriginal student attendance.
  • Improved engagement of Aboriginal students.
  • Improved community involvement in schools.

Links to other Projects/Partners

 

Recognition Payments

Recognition Payments

Page last updated 10 April 2014

Attendance and Retention
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