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Try for 5!


​​The NQ Cowboys Try for 5! program is an intra-school challenge, designed to address short and long term impacts of students missing foundation learning in their primary years through poor school attendance.

Poor school attendance has been linked to lower academic outcomes, early school leaving, substance abuse, poverty, unemployment and negative health outcomes.

The program motivates and rewards individual classes and schools for their attendance record during the challenge period, and engages students and families using the club's profile and ambassadors.

Try for 5! is structured to:

• Reinforce a positive school culture

• Communicate high expectations of attendance

• Record and follow-up student absences and provide support where required