Students receive recognition over perfect attendance term

OUT of a possible 132, 99 Bankstown South Infants students have been rewarded for their perfect attendance in Term One.

Describing their school as a success story in light of the NSW Education Department’s push to lift attendance rates throughout the public school system, Principal Kim Collas said they had lots of positive welfare systems in place.
“We start early with our students and connecting with and getting know their families,” she said.
“As well as K-2, we have a preschool with 40, although there are only 20 onsite at a time, as well as an early intervention support preschool with another 20.
“That allows us to get to know all students, their strengths and various needs very well. We put a lot of effort into making sure our lessons are engaging and that every student feels successful.
“We hold events to celebrate attendance on a regular basis and sometimes present them with a small prize.”
With 99 per cent of students coming from a non-English speaking background, Ms Collas said it was also important for the school to give back to the community.
“One of the ways we do this is by staging a school community Iftar event for Ramadan,” she said.
“Last week we hosted 384 community members and want to thank the local community for their donations, ensuring that our event was a wonderful success.”