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Concord High School

Concord High School

Personalising Education

Telephone02 9745 3777

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:


If your child is late to school, please notify the reason for late arrival. You will be notified by SMS if your child is late to school, you have until the end of the day to respond to this text message. If the absence is unexplained the following day, you will receive an email requesting an explanation for the late arrival. All explanations must be received within 7 days of the absence.

Leaving school early

If your child needs to leave school early, for any reason, please notify the school as early as possible on the day, preferably by emailing or a note before school with the time of pickup and the reason for leaving and the name of the adult collecting them.

Students will need to attend the Side Office to be signed out prior to being picked up. Parents or a delegated adult will need to go to the front gate to pick up the student.


The Sentral portal has the function to create whole day absence requests, this is the quickest way to notify of an absence. 

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.