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Try for 5! Campaign

24/06/2016
​95%+ attendance students proudly display their certificates with Scott Prince
What is Try for 5?
Initiated by the Cowboys, Broncos, the Queensland Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs and Education Queensland, Try for 5! is aimed at closing the gaps in foundation learning that results from poor school attendance.
Run as a ten-week challenge within and various schools around the state, including Cunnamulla P – 12 State School, Try for 5! focuses on reducing non-explained absences through competitions and rewards.
Classes that have the best attendance over a fortnightly period receive Broncos and Cowboys prizes, and a personalised video message from a Broncos or Cowboys player.
Scott Prince visits Cunnamulla P - 12 State School
On Thursday and Friday of the last week in Term 2, former professional rugby league footballer Scott Prince visited students at Cunnamulla P – 12 State School to celebrate improved attendance rates. He enjoyed a special lunch with students who had achieved attendance of 95% or more and their family members. During the afternoon, Scott and the students created an artwork and played games. On Friday morning, all school students enjoyed a ‘big breakfast’, which included tasty items such as sausages, eggs, pancakes and hot chocolate.
Scott Prince addressed all the students, commending them on doing a good job improving their attendance, and that he was looking forward to returning to Cunnamulla in Term 3 –bringing some more footballer friends with him.
Term 3 Attendance Results:
Week
Class
Class %
Individual
Ind. %
1
2/3
92%
Heidi Jones
100%
2
P/1
92%
Mitchell Biggs
98%
3
4/5/6B
93%
Imagen Hooper
97%
4
9/10
93%
Chelsea Ferguson
100%
5
4/5/6H
91%
Charity Jones, Abby Pender, Jody Widgell
100%
6
2/3
97%
Peta Kirby
86%
7
7
87%
Rebecca Widgell
100%
8
4/5/6H
94%
Lawrence Widgell
97.5%
9
9/10
91.5%
Phillip Anderson
100%