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Attendance Matters

Attendance Matters

Congratulations are due over 150 students with 100% attendance during Term 1. These students will be receiving merits and certificates for their great attendance. They are also are in the running for our end of year rewards day. Last 30 students got a free Learn to Surf day and lunch at Chicho’s all for having great attendance. Keep up the effort and the rewards will come.

DOMINO’s Dapto Store – sponsor Dapto High with FREE Pizza. That’s right our local domino’s store is still sponsoring our 100% attendance initiative. Not only do the winners get a pizza of their choice (I feel like the Demtel man but wait there’s more) but a garlic bread and drink are also included. Thanks Domino’s. To be in the draw you must have 100% attendance from celebration assembly to celebration assembly (2 weeks in a row). Good Luck


Why does Attendance Matter?

Regular attendance not only improves academic results but enables students to develop a sense of belonging to a peer group and assists in building important coping and friendship skills. Confident students are less likely to engage in anti-social behaviour.

Regular attendance relieves stress and makes school easier.

We have lots of support here at Dapto High School to help    students, in the form of counsellors, year advisors, the welfare team, senior student mentor, careers advisors etc. If you feel like you need support come and speak to us.

In the next few weeks I will be sending letters to all parents/carers of students whose attendance is causing concern. Attendance  below 80% is a concern. If your child’s attendance is below 80% it means on average your child is having one day off a week.

Late is not great

Being on time is important and at Dapto High School we actively encourage all students to be on time. If you are late please make sure a note is supplied to explain why, with a valid reason. If your child is late without a valid reason it will go down as an unjustified partial absence and this will appear on your child’s report.

Please contact me with any attendance concerns.

Mr P. Cattle

Youth Frontiers

Youth Frontiers

Youth Frontiers will commence again at Dapto High on Friday 29 April – this week. Some Yr 8 and 9 students have already nominated, and this is the last chance for students to return their permission forms.  If they want to participate they must see Ms Seberry in the HSIE staffroom by Thursday.


See these videos produced by the Youth Frontiers program to see what it is all about.


About Youth Frontiers


‪Youth Frontiers – Meet Zara and Vaness


Youth Frontiers