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Standard Seven 2022
For Swahili Medium Schools
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Full time attendance is very important
is compulsory for children and young people aged from 6 to 17 years unless an
exemption from attendance or enrolment has been granted.
school attendance is important for all children and young people to succeed in
education and to ensure they don't fall behind both socially and
developmentally. Children and young people who regularly attend school and
complete Year 12 or an equivalent qualification have better health outcomes,
better employment outcomes, and higher incomes across their lives. It is
important that children develop habits of regular attendance at an early age.
participation is important as it maximises life opportunities for children and
young people by providing them with education and support networks. School
helps people to develop important skills, knowledge and values which set them
up for further learning and participation in their community.
limited school participation is associated with a greater chance of dropping
out of school, disruptive and delinquent behaviour and may lead to a cycle of
rebellion against authority. These outcomes have later implications for
employment, a range of health risk behaviours (drug and alcohol abuse),
homelessness, poverty, welfare dependence, and involvement in the justice
It is acknowledged that for some children and young people mainstream school environments may not always be the most appropriate settings. For the purpose of this document, participation in an approved re-engagement program is considered attendance at school.
important that everyone works together to help children obtain the best
possible start in life with a good education. Parents should work in
partnership with the school, notifying the school of the reason for any of
their child’s absences and highlighting any areas of concern they may have so
they can be addressed promptly.
and carers have a legal duty to ensure that their children of compulsory school
age receive a suitable full-time education. It is also vital that they
encourage their child's regular and punctual attendance at school. If a child
is registered at a school then it is vital that they attend on a regular basis
School Attendance Important?
attendance is a powerful predictor of student outcomes. In fact, irregular
attendance can be a better predictor of whether students will drop out of
school before graduation than test scores, according to the US Department of
correlation between attendance and dropout rates has important ramifications
that go beyond the classroom. Compared to their peers who graduate, students
who fail to complete their high school education are more likely to live in
poverty, suffer poor health, and become involved in the criminal justice
the most powerful ways to prepare a child for success in life is through
regular school attendance. It is very important to encourage your children to
regularly attend school, as it will lead to better performance not only in
school but throughout their lives. Encouraging consistent attendance helps your
child get better grades, develop healthy life habits, avoid dangerous behavior
and have a better chance of graduating from high school. A good education often
forms the foundation for ending the cycle of poverty in impoverished
be difficult for teachers to teach the class and build their students skills
when a number of children are regularly absent. Students who are not in school
on a regular basis are more susceptible to getting involved in crime or
potentially cause problems in their communities.