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Hunter Sports High School

Hunter Sports High School

Balancing Academic Excellence with Sporting Achievement

Telephone02 4943 5755

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:

Early Leavers:

If a student needs to leave school early, a note from a parent/caregiver must be given to the student. The student will need to take this note to the Student Services Office before school starts. The student will then receive and Early Leavers Pass. The student shows this pass to the teacher when they are due to leave school and keep this pass on them. 

Late Arrivers:

Students who are late to school must go to the Student Services Office and sign in before going to class. The Deputy Principal may have to help students who are continually late to become more organised. 

Absence from School:

All student absences must be explained by a letter or telephone call from the parents/caregivers. Notes are kept as a permanent record and should always be in the parent/caregiver's handwriting. Letters should clearly state the student's name and roll class as well as the day, date and reason for absence. Notes are to be presented on the day of return to the Roll Teacher or Student Services Office.

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.

The below policies relate to the day to day administration and student expectations at Hunter Sports High School.

Click on any of the policy links below for further information.