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.