Alstonville High School

Integrity in all aspects of life

Telephone02 6628 5222

Emailalstonvill-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 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.

Procedure for student welfare enquires

As a parent/carer if you would like to address any concerns you have with your child at school please note the following guidelines:

  1. You can contact the relevant teacher for the faculty/subject. Calls will be directed frm the front office or you can email the school at the general email address and we will forward the email to your childs teacher for the subject.  Email alstonvill-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au
  2. Further the Year advisor will be contacted if the issue cannot be resolved by the faculty teacher.