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St Ives High School

St Ives High School

Respect Perseverance Growth

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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:

The following forms relate to Stage 6 courses:

Code of conduct

As a member of St Ives High School you agree to:

  • Abide by the code of conduct.
  • Follow the St Ives High school rules and student expectations.
  • Wear the appropriate school uniform.
  • Follow the directions of staff members within the school environment.
  • Respect all property.

Cooperate in achieving the classroom goals of:

  • making learning your aim
  • not disturbing the learning of others
  • acting in an honest, cooperative and considerate manner
  • taking care of the school environment.

At St Ives High School, we have in place a comprehensive and inclusive Discipline policy (PDF 176KB) to support student and teacher wellbeing.

Anti-bullying plan (PDF 2MB)