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An Indigenous woman ringing a bell in foreground with three people behind her.
Stories | 17 Mar 2015

Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion was on hand to assist the School Attendance Officers at Gunbalanya on the first day of the school term.

Children on boat on the Roper River
Stories | 12 Mar 2015

The remote NT community of Jilkminggan is one of 69 across the country participating in the Remote School Attendance Strategy (RSAS) where local people work together to get kids to school each and every day.

Borroloola’s School Attendance Officers in their famous yellow shirts.
Stories | 10 Mar 2015

The Yellow Shirts of the Australian Government’s Remote School Attendance Strategy (RSAS) have been helping increase school attendance in remote schools around Australia.

Jericka Mungatopi proudly showing off her award with parents Katrina and Fredrick.
Stories | 6 Mar 2015

Going to school every day and continued support from her parents and teachers helped Tiwi islands student Jericka Mungatopi win the Northern Territory Board of Studies 2014 Telstra Remote Indigenous Student Award.

Four children standing in yard with horses behind them
Stories | 30 Jan 2015

Students at remote Jilkminggan School recently received a great reward for their excellent attendance when they visited a cattle station and watched a muster at close range.

A photo of a group of school attendance officers in a room
Stories | 27 Jan 2015

School attendance teams in remote Arnhem Land are getting innovative about improving school attendance by using a mix of western technology and Yolngu language, kinship and culture to share ideas about getting kids to school.

Photo of 5 students in front of a mural on Palm Island
Stories | 19 Jan 2015

Two years after deciding to knuckle down and study, Neil Baira is reaping the results of his hard work.

Small brown dog wearing yellow shirt lying in gravel.
Stories | 9 Dec 2014

In Arnhem Land, Time the RSAS dog has been a key in getting local kids excited about school, and becoming a star in the process.

Santa Teresa community members and School Attendance Officers
Stories | 28 Nov 2014

Before the Remote School Attendance Strategy (RSAS) started in Ltyentye Apurte, it seemed like more children were hanging around the shop than going to school. But eleven months on, things have changed considerably thanks to eight dedicated school attendance officers.

Elijah Douglas, holding his didgeridoo, sits in front of a wall of remembrance.
Stories | 4 Nov 2014

At 17, Elijah Douglas has already travelled from Doomadgee to Gallipoli. He has set himself goals to get a good education before returning to his community with a qualification to work with his people.