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Macksville High School

Macksville High School

Respect - Honesty - Pride - Teamwork

Telephone02 6568 1066

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.

Macksville High School rules for all classrooms:

  • I will be prepared for class
  • I will follow all instructions
  • I will listen when someone is speaking
  • I will complete my work
  • I will speak fairly
  • I will ‘have a go'
  • I will always consider other peoples safety

Code of Conduct

  • Be caring, considerate, responsible and sensible in behaviour in the classroom, playground, on extra curricula activities and while travelling to and from school
  • Take care of yourself and of others – don't play dangerous games. Report any dangerous situation to a teacher
  • Fighting, teasing, bullying, spitting, swearing, littering and all other anti-social behaviours are NOT ACCEPTABLE at this School
  • Always be on time
  • The community and the School require you to wear our School uniform
  • The community and the School require you to treat each other, your environment and animals with respect and consideration and to keep your school environment and property clean

For more information see

·         Behaviour Code for Students