Ku-ring-gai High School

Academic excellence in a creative environment.

Telephone02 9144 3477


Rules and policies

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.

Discipline policy

At Ku-ring-gai High School, we implement teaching and learning approaches to support the development of skills needed by students to meet our high standards for respectful, safe and engaged behaviour, as per expectations of positive behaviour for learning strategies. Our student behaviour management procedure utilises a four colour card system, which assists students to set personal goals that will assist in improving behavioural outcomes.

Student recognition policy

Ku-ring-gai High School is a positive and safe learning environment that promotes wellbeing of all students and encourages co-operation by implementing strategies that foster pro-social behaviour, positive relationships and a climate of respect. This enables young people to have their needs supported and gives them opportunities to thrive. We teach and model the behaviours we value in our students.

The Recognition System Overview

Our Recognition System encourages and recognises a students’ hard work, improvement or dedication to curricular and extracurricular activities as well as those who are positive ambassadors for the school. The Merit and Awards allocated to students can be viewed by staff on Sentral, by students on Sentral Student Portal and Parents/Caregivers on Sentral Parent Portal.

For more information about the Ku-ring-gai High School Recognition System, please click on the following link: Ku-ring-gai High School Recognition System