A school in Iqaluit has found a way to encourage its students to go to class.
In Nunavut, three out of 10 students miss school every day.
District Education Authorities are working on new attendance policies for next summer, but in the meantime, officials at Joamie School in Iqaluit are taking matters into their own hands.
Students with perfect attendance are presented with a certificate at a monthly ceremony in front of the entire school.
Rachel Clow’s daughter is one of those students.
"It's absolutely encouraging and exciting for the kids. I know my daughter just loves it."
Sonja Lonsdale, the principal at Joamie School, says teachers have also been keeping in touch with parents - of those who need better attendance, and who are doing well.
"We've definitely seen some kids who’ve never had perfect attendance in a month, and then we've seen kids in the last couple months who’ve had perfect attendance. So that's encouraging."
According to the territory’s Department of Education, attendance numbers vary within the communities; from 80 per cent in Grise Fiord, to 50 per cent in Hall Beach.
In the legislature on Thursday, Nunavut Premier Eva Aariak said the District Education Authorities will have new attendance policies by July 2014.
But she says it's up to everyone to make sure kids are going to school.