Richmond High School

Safe Respectful Learners

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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.

BYOD Specifications

We have a specific website set up to assist with BYOD information:

Also remember that students get free Microsoft Office and Adobe Products, so there is no need to pay for extra software.

Students must follow classroom protocols when using laptops at school. Download the following for more information:

Mobile Phone Policy (as of commencement of Term 4, 2023)

Students in NSW public schools will be unable to use mobile phones at school.  For more information please see the following:

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.

Uniform Policy

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.