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Cowboys Try for 5!
Cowboys Try for 5! is an inter-school challenge, designed to address short and long term impacts of students missing foundation learning in their primary years through poor school attendance. It motivates and rewards individual classes and schools for their attendance record during the challenge period, and engages students and families using the club’s profile and ambassadors.
legal obligation on parents to ensure a child who is of compulsory
school age is enrolled and attends a school, on every school day
for the educational program in which the child is enrolled, unless
the parent has a reasonable excuse.
absences in a school term then a meeting will be called with families
in order to discuss this.
well as their educational development. Townsville Catholic Education
Office is now providing regular reports on student absences.
this area. Referral to a support service such as Family and Child
Connect can be done. These referrals can be done with or without
St Kieran's Mentoring Program
he St Kieran's Mentoring Program engages a local First Nations business, Brodie Germaine Fitness and Good Shepherd Catholic College. They work alongside young people at St Kieran's Primary School for a total of 10 weeks per term. The purpose of these sessions is to provide a safe space to engage with young people in a group environment, provide conversations with the young people around education and how they are doing, with the aim to build relationships, form connections and establish trust with an overarching goal to foster positive relationships through positive role models/mentors.
This program offers the young people at St Kieran's an opportunity to:
Increase social connectedness with their friends and teachers.
Participate in group forming activities to encourage positive peer relationships.
Empower young people to make positive choices and encourage pro social attitudes through mentorship and role modeling.
Use fun games and exercise as a tool during lunch to support their physical and mental health.
Positive conversations and support around their Numeracy and Literacy. Engage in activities such as reading books and supporting young people in the classroom where needed.
Create opportunities for young people to access support and provide a referral pathway, if required.