The Australian Government will provide Adelaide and Port Adelaide Football Clubs with up to $600,000 to run football programmes aimed at improving school attendance across the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands.
The Australian Government’s School Enrolment and Attendance Measure (SEAM) will be rolled out in the East Arnhem Land communities of Milingimbi, Galiwinku, Gapuwiyak, Nhulunbuy and Yirrkala at the start of Term 3, 2014.
New data shows significantly improved attendance in Remote School Attendance Strategy (RSAS) schools in the Northern Territory this year compared to 2013, with the number of children attending school up nearly 17 per cent.
“Early data from schools targeted by the Australian Government’s Remote Schools Attendance Strategy shows 604 more students are attending school compared to last year across three state/territories,” Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion said today.
Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, today urged parents and carers of children in remote communities across Australia to make sure their kids are ready for school at the start of the first term.