Try for 5!

School Every Day

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

Try for 5! 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.

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

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

Partner schools

Balaclava State School
Bloomfield River State School
Bwgcolman Community School 

Cairns West State School
Cooktown State School
Garbutt State School
Heatley State School
St Michael's School, Palm Island
Townsville West State School

Townview State School
Vincent State School
Western Cape College – Weipa
Western Cape College – Mapoon
White Rock State School
Woree State School
Wulguru State School

2022 program








Program news

Put the team first

Cowboys ambassador Romy Teitzel had some important advice for the new leaders of Wulguru State School. 

Try for 5! bus rolls on

White Rock State School's walking school bus is making sure nobody is left behind when it comes to school attendance.

Challenge winners inspired!

Higher school attendance has led two hard-working schools to the title of Try for 5! challenge winners!

Thank you to our partners!


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