Every Friday afternoon during the challenge, there will be a prize draw. Everyone with perfect attendance that week will be entered. Each weekly prize will be a €25 Odeon Cinema Voucher. Be In To Win!
During the 20 days Mon, 21 Jan - Fri, 15 Feb the school will be focussing on attendance. We will be focussing on both full days off and part-days (where students have some classes off for a variety of reasons). We will also be focussing on punctuality.
All students have recieved a very detailed analysis of their attendance up to Christmas. They are supposed to bring this letter home to parents. If, for any reason, the letter did not arrive home, there is a copy available for collection on the office.
We have a 20 day challange (with other schools) based on full attendance and all who have full attendance will be entered into a draw. There are 4 iPads to be won.
The Home School Community Liaison service of TUSLA is running a 20 day attendance challenge for local DEIS secondary schools. The competition will run from Mon 21 Jan - Friday 15 Feb. Every student who has perfect attendance between these dates will be entered into a prize draw. There are FOUR iPADS to be won!
BE A WINNER - ATTEND SCHOOL EVERY DAY
Take the 20 day challenge. Attend every day for 20 days in a row between Mon Jan 21 and Fri Feb 15. Every student who does will be entered for a prize draw. There are 4 iPads to be won between local Northside DEIS schools.
WINNERS ALWAYS TURN UP FOR THE CHALLENGE!
The winning poster by Ardscoil La Salle student, Georgiana. The theme of the competition (run by the HSCL service of TUSLA) was 'Every School Day Counts'. Georgiana's poster will be displayed in all Northside DEIS schools to promote the '20 day attendance challenge' starting on Monday, Jan 21st.
A child will attend secondary school for 6 years. There are 42 classes every week. Every 10 school days missed means 84 classes have been missed.
The days missed can add up to serious consequences if it goes on year after year. Poor attendance habits at school can follow a student into adult life - every 5 days or 42 classes missed is the equivalent of a whole weeks wages lost. It might help to study the table below and think of it in terms of wages lost. Employers find random days lost without notice particularly frustrating. Poor punctuality habits at school can be equally habit forming and employers have very little patience for poor time-keeping.
On the other hand good attendance and punctuality is equally habit forming. Good habits formed now stand to the student when they go to work.
|MISSED EVERY YEAR||MISSED OVER 6 YEARS|
|27 days||ONE WHOLE SCHOOL YEAR||1300 CLASSES|
|20 days||THREE QUARTERS OF A WHOLE SCHOOL YEAR||975 CLASSES|
|14 days||HALF OF A WHOLE SCHOOL YEAR||650 CLASSES|
|40 days||ONE AND A HALF WHOLE SCHOOL YEARS||