Heathcote High School

Excellence, Opportunity & Success

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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.

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.

For more information about compulsory school attendance, visit:

Leave for Holidays

Students should not go on holidays during term time, especially during periods when assessment tasks are scheduled. A student seeking holiday leave must request an exemption from the Principal well in advance and leave will be considered on its merits.

Student leave Application

The application for extended leave for travel purposes can be accessed here:

Extended Leave application

The application can be completed online and emailed to the school  for the Principal's consideration. 

School frameworks (school policies)

The following frameworks apply to students at our school.