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Blayney High School

Blayney High School

Quality education opportunities in a caring environment

Telephone02 6368 2100

Emailblayney-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

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 policies)

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.

Bullying

Bullying incidents are taken seriously at Blayney High School when they are reported. Students can see their teachers, Year Advisor, Head Teachers, School Counselor, Deputy Principal, Principal or members of our COURAGE student mentors to help them with any problems that arise.

Electronic Devices

Blayney High School has a very strict policy regarding Personal Electronic Devices and student's use of social media. We expect our students to be responsible digital citizens and the use of all technology in the school is aimed to reinforce acceptable usage. 

Bring Your Own Device

Blayney High School operates a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy for students in Years 8 - 12. Students will enhance their learning in an online environment as a regular part of their school day in addition to their traditional pen and paper learning.

Students who choose to bring a personal laptop to school do so under the conditions outlined in our BYOD policy.