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

Students need to ensure that mobile phones are not brought to school and if it is necessary to bring phones for use before and after school, they are to be switched off and kept out of sight from the time students enter Bathurst High Campus, until they leave Bathurst High Campus.

Students who are found using mobile phones at any time throughout the school day, including recess and lunch, or between periods will have their device confiscated. Parents will be contacted for collection, and formal disciplinary action will be taken. Students who persist in breaking mobile phone procedures may face disciplinary actions as sanctioned by the principal.

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.