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Colo High School

Colo High School

Striving for Excellence

Telephone02 45712011

Emailcolo-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

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.

Colo students are taught to cooperate, achieve and respect every day. They are taught to CARE.

Cooperate:

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

Achieve:

  • Be engaged learners both at school and at home
  • Be prepared for every lesson
  • Ask for help when you need it
  • Do your personal best

Respect:

  • Show courtesy to everyone
  • Positively represent our school
  • Look after our school environment
  • Be 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