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||
Focus on Attendance and Every School Day Counts are HSCL initiatives.