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Remote School Attendance Strategy Meekatharra

Children & Families

Meekatharra, 6642

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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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 RSAS team will work with families to determine the assistance required by developing a Family Plan to guide and support the family increase and achieve attendance targets. The family agree to, or request support from the RSAS team.


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Address
61 Main Street Meekatharra WA 6642
Phone number
0899565100
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Opening hours

8am - 4pm

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