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.
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.
- For more infromation download Student behaviour management procedure (PDF 456K)
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
SCHOOL UNIFORM POLICY
The Department of Education supports the wearing of school uniforms by students and the upholding of high standards of dress by students.
The Department of Education expects students to wear the uniform during school hours, while travelling to and from school, and when engaged in school activities out of school hours.
A “Core Rule” set by the Department of Education states that all students in a N.S.W. Government school are expected to “maintain a neat appearance, including adhering to the requirements of the school’s uniform or dress code policy”.
This school’s community has determined that Ku-ring-gai High School is a uniform school and all students are expected to wear the regulation uniform set out in this policy. The uniform policy, for both the junior and senior school, was developed after much consultation with the parent community. The Ku-ring-gai High School uniform reflects school community standards and expectations.