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Absences Add Up

1 or 2 days a week doesn't seem like much but...

If you child misses... That equals... Which is... And over 13 years of schooling that is....
1 day every 2 weeks 20 days per year 4 weeks per year Nearly 1.5 years
1 day per week 40 days per year 8 weeks per year Over 2.5 years
2 days per week 80 days per year 16 weeks per year Over 5 years
3 days per week 120 days per year 24 weeks per year

Nearly 8 years

How about 10 minutes late a day? Surely that wont affect my child? 

He / She is only missing just... That equals... Which is... And over 13 years of schooling that is....
10 minutes per day 50 minutes per week Nearly 1.5 weeks per year Nearly half a year
20 minutes per day 1.4 hours per week Over 2.5 weeks per year Nearly 1 year
30 minutes per day Half a day per week 4 weeks per year Nearly 1.5 years
1 hour per day 1 day per week 8 weeks per year

Over 2.5 years

Every Day Counts! If you want your child to be successful at school then, yes, attendance does matter.