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Dunwich State School on Stradbroke Island have moved up the Try for 5! leaderboard for school attendance and North Queensland Toyota Cowboys legend Matt Bowen paid a visit last week to congratulate them!

Dunwich State School teacher Rob Ashford said the school had reflected on last term's Try for 5! performance, and were concerned with where they were sitting on the leaderboard.

"We've turned the whole program into a friendly competition and now look at ways we can climb back up the ladder," Mr Ashford said.

"We saw the school move from eighth to fourth so we really celebrated that as a positive measure for us; Try for 5! is definitely the best thing that's happened to Dunwich."

"We're working really hard to get into the top three, and I'll do everything I can to help push the school across the line."

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.

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