Attendance has its perks for Eidsvold kids
STUDENTS in a class at Eidsvold State School have each been presented with a certificate signed by rugby league legend Johnathan Thurston congratulating them for their high rates of attendance.
The Year 3-4 class had a combined attendance rate of nearly 92 per cent.
Eidsvold State School was one of 22 schools in Queensland selected for the JTBelieve Every Day Counts pilot program, a partnership between the Johnathan Thurston Academy and the Department of Education which supports and encourages students to boost their school attendance.
"When I played footy it was my team mates, coaches, family and friends who all contributed to the success of our games,” Thurston said.
"School attendance is like that - it takes a team effort: students, teachers, family, friends and the principal. That's why the initiative is designed around a team concept,” he said.
An overall winner will also be selected to receive a special pack with additional Johnathan Thurston-branded materials to encourage them.
The Every Day Counts campaign also features a series of animations and comic books for kids, featuring Thurston.
Access the materials by going online to everydaycounts. education.qld.gov.au/.