Denison College - Bathurst High Campus

Safe Respectful Learners

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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:

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.

Mobile Phone Procedure

These procedures are based on the principles of mutual responsibility for and respect of all parties involved in the use of mobile phones. It requires accountability on the part of the student for his or her actions. It is designed to assist in managing the safe and responsible use of mobile phones by students and involves parents as partners in assisting their children in the proper use of mobile phones. It is underpinned by an overall requirement for students to exercise care and use their mobile phones in a considerate manner and to be aware of situations in which others could be affected by their actions. 

It makes it clear that the privilege to take a mobile phone to school may be withdrawn if a student fails in his or her duty to behave responsibly and in accordance with the school's requirements. 

Click here to view Bathurst High Campus' Mobile Device Procedure

Anti-bullying policy

Bathurst High Anti Bullying plan focuses on recognising when bullying is occurring and taking action to prevent it continuing. At the heart of the plan is the recognition of bullying as opposed to conflict. Conflict between people occurs and is not the same as bullying. See links below to pdf documents - Bathurst High Anti Bullying Plan and the School Action Flowchart. The flowchart is designed to show staff, students and parents what steps can be taken to prevent bullying and resolve conflict.