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Bass High School

Bass High School

Safe, Respectful Learners

Telephone02 9726 3644

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.

Uniform policy 

The school uniform is integral to the maintenance of Bass High School high standards and expectations regarding student achievement and behaviour. Our uniform policy is a result of extensive consultation with the school community over a number of years and is a feature of our Positive Behaviour Intervention and Support (PBIS) program.

Through the PBIS program, both teachers and student leaders will explicitly teach students at assemblies, roll call and other student meetings, that the correct wearing of uniforms is valued by the school and the wider community and is a positive part of belonging to Bass High School for the following reasons:

  • Wearing correct uniform builds a sense of community and ownership in the student body, ensuring pride in the school as well as forming a lasting impression of the school in the wider community.
  • Builds students' self- esteem and confidence.
  • Provides a clear identification of students within the school and community.
  • Wearing correct uniform allows students to participate in extra-curricular activities, such as excursions and other formal school functions.
  • Wearing correct uniform develops skills in students about meeting safety expectations that are important in working life.