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Remote School Attendance Strategy (RSAS)


The Remote School Attendance Strategy (RSAS) is a Federal Government initiative that was implemented in 2014 to increase school attendance in remote communities by working with families and children to help them overcome barriers for attending school on a regular basis.  

The Remote School Attendance Strategy employs local staff as School Attendance Officers to work with schools, families, parents, and community organisations to ensure all children go to school every day. 

Getting children to school is the Government’s number one priority for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families. That’s because going to school and being at school every day gives every child the best chance in life.  

RSAS is operating in 77 schools across the Northern Territory, with RSAS teams tailoring approaches to local contexts and needs, with input from the local community.   

Wanta manages three RSAS programs in Yuendumu, Ntaria and Papunya in Central Australia.