Try For 5!

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

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

The program 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.

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

Participating schools:

• Garbutt State School
• Murgon State School
• Dunwich State School
• Western Cape College - Mapoon
• Healy State School
• Western Cape College - Weipa
• Cooktown State School
• Yarrabah State School
• Vincent State School
• Wulguru State School
• Heatley State School
• Rasmussen State School
• Kelso State School
• Aitkenvale State School
• Currajong State School
• Weir State School
• Ayr State School
• Townsville West State School
• Bwgcolman Community College
• St Michael’s Catholic College – Palm Island
• Magnetic Island State School
• Lockhart State School
• Aurukun State School

Program Partners

LGIA Super
Australian Government
Skytrans
Rio Tinto
Sun Metals