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Remote School Attendance Strategy Meekatharra

Children & families

The Remote School Attendance Strategy (RSAS) brings together families, schools, communities and other services to find local solutions to increase and maintain school attendance. The RSAS team works in partnership with families and the Meekatharra District High School to identify children (prioritising 12 years and under) who have an attendance rate of between 30 and 70% (generally). RSAS teams help schools to work with families and learn more about local cultures and communities. They also offer a range of activities to help families and schools in their community to work together

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Phone number
0899565100
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Opening hours

8am - 4pm

Who we assist

The RSAS team will identify families to work with in collaboration with the Meekatharra District High School. The cohort will consist of children of school age with the emphasis being on 12 years and under who have an attendance rate of between 30 and 70% (but not exclusively). The family’s criteria for support from the RSAS team will be consistent with the following:
Must be Aboriginal children
Must have at least one school aged child
Must consist of at least one child not attending school
Must demonstrate multiple barriers to attendance

Eligibility criteria

The family’s criteria for support from the RSAS team will be consistent with the following:
Must be Aboriginal children
Must have at least one school aged child
Must consist of at least one child not attending school
Must demonstrate multiple barriers to attendance

Referral process

The RSAS team will, in collaboration with the Meekatharra District High School, analyse the attendance list and determine the children and families requiring additional support. This list will be reviewed on a regular basis with agreed changes taking place as deemed necessary and appropriate. The


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