Rules and policies are in place to make sure your child remains safe and well at school.
Visit the NSW Department of Education’s policy library for all current operational policies.
Our school uses the department's School Community Charter to ensure all of our communication is collaborative and respectful.
Attendance and absences
Students must attend school regularly so they can achieve their educational best and increase their career and life options.
In NSW, all children from the age of 6 are legally required to attend school or be registered for home schooling through the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA). All students must complete Year 10, or its equivalent.
Young people below the age of 17 who have completed Year 10 must be:
in school, or registered for home schooling
in approved education or training, such as a traineeship, apprenticeship or TAFE
in full-time paid employment (average 25 hours a week)
in a combination of work, education and/or training (average of 25 hours a week combined).
Students 17 years and over who are enrolled in school must attend school regularly to meet HSC course requirements.
As a parent or carer, you are responsible for ensuring your child attends school every day when they are of compulsory school age. You must explain all absences to the school within 7 days.
For more information about compulsory school attendance, visit:
School frameworks (school rules)
As well as following the department’s operational policies, we have developed frameworks for our students in line with our school’s values and commitments.
- Find out what to expect when you attend our school with the student handbook (PDF 728KB).
- To support students when their performance in an assessment task is affected by circumstances beyond their control view the illness and misadventure policy
Information and communications technology (ICT) policy
NSW schools are provided with a high speed, filtered Internet connection (including Wi-Fi) and email account to enable a collaborative learning environment and assist with learning outcomes. It is the purpose of the ICT policy and agreement is to ensure that the Girraween High School network and Internet services are used for educational purposes only. Should a student inadvertently access inappropriate materials, they must report the incident to their teacher immediately and agree not to download, identify or share with anyone else the source of this material.
Students and parents must read the ICT policy and agreement (PDF 193KB) carefully and sign the contract for network, internet and online communication services access and also bring your own device (BYOD). View the BYOD checklist (PDF 831KB) for more information. If the conditions within this policy are violated, access to the school's Internet services may be denied and the student subject to disciplinary action.