Bawinanga is contracted to deliver the Australian Government’s community partnership approach to increasing the attendance rates of children at remote schools: the Remote School Attendance Strategy (RSAS).

We are a focused team, dedicated to building positive relationships with families in the community to support children to get to Maningrida College (primary and secondary schooling, and homelands education sites) every possible day. As well as talking to everyone about the importance of regular school attendance, we offer practical help to get kids to school, including a daily bus run to and from school in Maningrida, and a weekly breakfast service.

We work with college staff to monitor students’ attendance rates, and we celebrate high attendance rates with awards and incentives. We do follow-up visits to families of students who are not coming to school or who don’t come to school very often. We also support truancy officers on their home visits.

Bawinanga RSAS works with other services in the community also, including the youth centre, Night Patrol, and the Australian Government’s Families as First Teachers program, so that our RSAS planning and work is responsive and tailored to needs across the community.

Phone: 8979 6555