31 Jan 2019

One-third of children fail to attend school regularly

From Morning Report, 8:17 am on 31 January 2019

A quarter of a million children failed to turn up to school regularly in 2018, with year 13 girls the worst offenders. The Education Ministry's annual attendance survey says children who missed more than five days of school in term two last year are not going to school regularly, and over an entire year some are missing far too many lessons. Education correspondent John Gerritsen explains.