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Colo High School

Colo High School

Striving for Excellence

Telephone02 45712011

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:

Every day at Colo High School we:


  • Follow instructions
  • Wear the school uniform correctly
  • Are in the right place on time and
  • Act safely


  • Are engaged learners both at school and at home
  • Are prepared for every lesson
  • Ask for help when we need it
  • Do our personal best


  • Show courtesy to everyone
  • Positively represent our school
  • Look after our school environment
  • Are repsonsible for our own actions

At Colo High School we always:

  • Line up quietly
  • Enter the room repectfully.
  • Have mobile phones switched off and in bags.
  • Follow teachers instructions.
  • Achieve our very best.