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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.

Announcements | 16 Jan 2015

The Remote School Attendance Strategy (RSAS) has entered its second year of getting children to go to school every day, with students at Gunbalanya School in the Northern Territory being the first to return to the classroom today.

Announcements | 16 Dec 2014

Schools in remote locations will receive extra support to teach foundation literacy skills with the announcement today that 34 remote schools will participate in the Flexible literacy for remote primary schools programme in 2015.

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.

Announcements | 20 Nov 2014

Minister for Education, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP today welcomed the passage of the Australian Education Amendment Bill 2014.

Announcements | 18 Nov 2014

Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, has congratulated NT Government Department of Education staff involved with the Remote School Attendance Strategy (RSAS), who were recognised at the NT Chief Minister’s Awards for Excellence in the Public Sector on Friday.

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.