Killarney Heights High School

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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.

Assessment policy 

The Killarney Heights High School assessment policy (PDF 566KB) is designed to ensure consistency in assessment throughout the school. Our aim is to ensure that all of our students progressively develop their skills and knowledge in a collaborative and supportive environment.

Attendance policy

 The school attendance policy (PDF 496KB) is a vital part of the school's student welfare policy. Consistent attendance is an important factor in each student’s development, enabling them to become responsible, contributing members of society.  

Discipline policy

The school discipline policy (PDF 599KB) is a vital part of the school's student management framework. Its application will support students to become responsible, contributing members of society who take ownership of their behaviour and consequent actions. 

Welfare policy

The school welfare policy (PDF 595KB) is designed to represent and display the expected student behaviours. 

Electronic device policy

Mobile phones and electronic devices are in common usage in today’s society. Teachers and students have a right to teach and to learn in an environment free from interruption or the distraction that may be caused by such devices. The school has designed a electronic device policy (PDF 202KB) to overcome a number of challenges caused by such devices.  

Social media policy

Killarney Heights High School utilises Facebook to promote the successes of the school and its students. The Killarney Heights High School page is also used to connect with and inform, our school and the wider community about upcoming events and positive news associated with the school. The school social media policy (DOCX 16KB) has been designed to assist with user's online safety. 

Uniform policy

It is school policy and a clearly stated expectation, that all students attending Killarney Heights High School wear their full school uniform. Please see our school uniform policy (PDF 112KB) and here for more information and placing your order. 

Shoe policy

Please refer to the school shoe policy (PDF 292KB) for more information.