by Lynley Gibson

The Importance of Attendance

School attendance and the phone calls you receive from Mentor teachers and Deans might seem quite trivial in an age where well-being, health and achievement are at the forefront of our minds. 

However, there is a direct correlation between Attendance and Achievement. The same can be found between Attendance and Mental Health and the sense of belonging. The Ministry of Education published the following graphs in their He Whakaaro – Education Insights report in 2020. These highlight the link between attending in Year 10 and the number of Credits received in NCEA Levels 1, 2 and 3. 

Attending school regularly, which the Ministry of Education stipulates to be 90% of the time, has a direct impact on NCEA results. As a school focussed on Educated Hearts, we care about the attendance of our students because we can see the impact it has on their achievement as well as their health and well-being. 

 Please continue to help us support our ākonga by ensuring attendance at school is a priority. Our teachers care enough to make the phone call home because we want to see everyone achieve to the best of their ability.

Image by: Lynley Gibson
Image by: Lynley Gibson