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The Remote School Attendance Strategy (RSAS) is an engagement-focused program that works with communities and schools to improve school attendance. RSAS team members are local people from the community. They may be mums, dads, caregivers, aunties, uncles or grandparents who want to help children in the community get to school.

RSAS teams work closely with teachers, parents and the community to develop a community plan to identify ways to ensure all children in the community go to school every day. They also help with things like:

  • Talking to children and families about the importance of regular school attendance
  • Celebrating and rewarding improved attendance
  • Working with families where children are not attending school to find out why and what can be done to help them
  • Providing practical support like driving children to school or helping to organise school lunches, uniforms, homework and after-school care
  • Working with the school to monitor attendance and follow up on student absences

RSAS operates in 84 schools in New South Wales, South Australia, Western Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory.

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