Student Attendance: Legislative Requirements and Strategies to Enhance Student Attendance

AISSA Boardroom

301 Unley Road
South Australia


Presented by Trish Hall Senior Advisor Child and Student Wellbeing: Attendance and Engagement, DECD, this session will outline the current and future legislative requirements regarding student attendance and discuss a range of strategies which may assist schools in enhancing student attendance.


Under the current Education Act 1972 South Australian children of compulsory school age (six years and up to the age of sixteen years) are required to be in full-time attendance at a government or registered non-government school and students of Compulsory Education age (between 16 and 17 years) are required to be in attendance at school or a combination of school and other approved training unless they are exempted by the Minister.

The Education and Children's Services Bill 2017 has been introduced into Parliament. The Bill contains a range of measures designed to strengthen the legislative requirements around student attendance.The Bill also provides updated provisions for enrolment of children in schools and includes a significant increase in the maximum penalty for a parent's failure to enrol a child of compulsory school age or compulsory education age in school.

Cost: Nil

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Event period: Event times: 16:00 - 17:30
RSVP by: 10 Days before Event Start

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