It's not ok to stay away.


It's Not OK to Be Away is an initiative building a school and community approach to the issue of student attendance. The initiative is designed to change community and student attitudes to school attendance. It requires the support of both parents and the community if student attendance is to be successfully addressed.


It's Not OK to Be Away promotes two key messages:

  • Student attendance is the responsibility of everyone in the community
  • Effective Schools monitor, communicate and implement strategies to improve regular school attendance, as this is a prerequisite for improving educational outcomes.