Canowindra High School

Strive to do well

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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.

Anti-bullying Plan - updated June 2016

Canowindra High School says NO to bullying!

Anti-bullying Plan 2016 is everyone's responsibility to prevent and respond to bullying.


Use the form below to report bullying:

CHS Anti-bullying Box form

You can print and place the form in the Anti-bullying box near any Year Adviser, give it to any staff member, leave it at the front office or email it to

The Anti-bullying Flowchart outlines the sequence of events that all members of the school community should follow when reporting bullying:

Anti-bullying Flowchart

Student Recognition

Student Recognition Policy

Principal's Award

Managing Behaviour

Behaviour Management Policy

School Representation AppealForm

Mobile Device Policy

Aboriginal Education & Training

Aboriginal Education