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Morisset High School

Morisset High School

Great at Learning, Great at Life

Telephone02 4973 1999

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 Minute and Every Day of learning matters

Research shows that lost time learning impacts on the level of success a child has from their time at school.

 The tables above and below reveal how much learning your child misses out on if they are regularly late or absent from school.

Students who are regularly absent or late can miss out on vital elements of their learning, which can negatively impact their confidence, their level of engagement in the classroom, and their understanding of concepts and idea that are built upon in future lessons.

Morisset High School teaching and welfare policies support students and their families to ensure regular attendance.  Our school executive, year advisors and teachers are available to support students who are experiencing difficulties with attendance, and school refusal. 

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.

We Reject Bullying at Morisset High School

This plan outlines the processes for preventing and responding to student bullying in our school and reflects the Bullying: Preventing and Responding to Student Bullying in Schools Policy of the New South Wales Department of Education and Communities.

Click to download plan

For more information and resources you can visit the Department of Education Website.

Feedback and Updates on Your Child's Progress

We appreciate feedback from our families and community. Our school executive and teachers are available to speak with families over the phone or face-to-face by appointment. 

Twice a term, students and families are provided with a Check-In Report which provides an overview of each student's learning behaviours and how they embody school values. Academic Reports are provided to families each semester. We encourage parents and families to contact their child's teachers at any time during the learning year to learn more about their progress. Students get the biggest impact from their learning when they, their families and the school work together.

Please phone (02) 4973 1999 and speak with our friendly administration team if you would like to speak with your child's teachers. Alternatively, email the school at:

Complaints and Compliments

We want your feedback. If you have a compliment or concern, you can contact the school to speak with our executive team or you can complete the Department of Education's online form - Complains and Compliments Online Form 

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