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Seven Hills High School

Seven Hills High School

A Vocational Education Pathways School

Telephone02 9624 3329

Policies and Attendance

Policies and Attendance


Mobile Phone Policy

Seven Hills High School is committed to improving teaching and learning by making our school a mobile phone-free learning environment.  This policy seeks to ensure that the learning environment at Seven Hills High School is one that recognises the right for students to learn and teachers to teach without interference or distractions from personal electronic devices. Some examples of personal electronic devices include mobile phone, smart watch, AirPods, iPad, iPod, tablets.

This policy is based on advice provided to Seven Hills High School by the Department of Education Legal Branch. More extensive information about the Department of Education’s Use of Digital Devices and Online Services Policy can be found at the following address:

For further information, refer to the attached document: Mobile Phone Policy.


Seven Hills High School provides a safe and inclusive environment for both students and staff. The NSW Department of Education’s policy library contains information on all of the current operational policies. These have been put in place to ensure that every child has the opportunity to study, learn and grow in a positive setting where they are able to achieve their potential.

Our school employs the department's School Community Charter to help us communicate with parents, carers, and students in a respectful manner. The charter ensures that all families are welcomed into our school to work in partnership with us and that communication from teaching staff will be prompt, polite, and outcome focussed. The charter promotes the importance of honesty, diversity and mutual respect with tolerance and understanding central to the relationship with students, parents, and carers.

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:

At Seven Hills High School we are committed to ensuring our students achieve the best possible outcome throughout their education, and this starts with school attendance. 

When your child attends school everyday learning becomes easier, they progress with their education, are more engaged and develop a sense of belonging. Supporting positive school attendance is a shared responsibility – everyone has a role to play. Missing a day here or there may not seem like a lot, however when your child is absent from school, one day each week over a year, that equates to 40 days of school, 8 weeks of lessons and 2.5 years over their school life lost. 

Seven Hills High School Absentee Process 

If your child is absent, you can to notify the school via: