Sarah Courtney,Minister for Education
Senior school retention rates have improved significantly under the Tasmanian Liberal Government but we know more can be done to keep students fully engaged for longer.
A new TV advertising campaign called ‘Anything Can Happen’ is designed to show young Tasmanians that finishing years 11 and 12 opens up a world of possibilities for students, including access to jobs, training and further education.
Airing from 17 July, the ad sends a clear and important message to Tasmanian students, their parents and carers that school doesn’t finish in Year 10.
The broader campaign has been running over three years with this next phase focusing on regular attendance at school.
Set to also run across social media channels, the new TV advertisement acknowledges that while going to school isn’t always easy, when you do attend your opportunities and options in life are hugely increased.
The campaign also includes a dedicated website that provides Tasmanian students and their families with a resource outlining all of the options available after Year 10, support that is available and where they can find more information if needed.
Education is the single most powerful driver for improving economic and social incomes, which is why we will continue to keep focusing on improving the transition of students from Year 10 into Years 11 and 12.
Retention of student from Year 10 to Year 12 has increased five percentage points since 2019, to 76.1 percent, the highest on record.