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.
We have a specific website set up to assist with BYOD information: https://sites.google.com/education.nsw.gov.au/byodrichmondhighschool/byod-rac
Also remember that Students get free Microsoft Office and Adobe Products, so no need to pay for extra software.
Obtaining free Microsoft Office Software for Student BYOD laptops.
Electronic device policy
All electronic devices are to be used in a safe and respectful manner. For more information, download our electronic device policy (PDF 313KB).
Senior students policy
As senior students of Richmond High School, there are expectations, responsibilities, privileges and consequences set to all. For more information, go to senior students policy (DOC 83KB) for more details.
Special Religious Education Program
Special Religious Education (SRE) is education in the beliefs and practices of an approved religious persuasion by authorised representatives of that persuasion. SRE was previously known as ‘scripture’.
Parents/caregivers in public schools have the right to have their children receive instruction in their preferred religious persuasion, where authorised teachers of that persuasion are available.
A special religious education program is available at the school and is run by authorised volunteers of approved religious persuasions. Please access our Special Religious Education Program and Letter to parents regarding SRE for more information.
Our school uniform is strongly supported by parents, students and staff. We believe the uniform fosters a sense of belonging and pride in our school amongst the students and shows a sense of commitment to our school community. Download the Richmond High School Uniform policy for more details.
Use of laptops policy
Students must follow classrom protocols when using laptops at school. Download the use of laptops policy (DOC 104KB) for more information.