• Welcome to the Shire of Northam

Keeping Kids in School

One of the biggest obstacles facing students is the temptation to take a day off school without permission. Our community is working together in a bid to encourage students to gain a better start in life by attending school every day.

The Keeping Kids in School program is a coordinated approach to increase participation in school and reduce truancy involving the entire community working together to address the issue. Under the program local businesses have the right to refuse service to school aged students who are not at school during normal school house is they do not have a valid leave pass.

Information packages, including posters to display in shop windows are available from the Shire of Northam, or can be downloaded through the below links. 

Document Downloads

Contacts and Term Dates

Keeping Kids in School Poster

Information for Shop Owners

Process for Shop Owners

Information for Schools

Message to Students & Parents

Useful Links

WA Police

Department of Education 

Quick Links