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Byron Bay High School

Byron Bay High School

The Future is Ours

Telephone02 6685 8188

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.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) Education and Empowerment Policy for Byron Bay High School

Please view the Byron Bay High School Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) Education and Empowerment Policy here.


Byron Bay High School rejects racist behaviour and makes a commitment to eradicating racial discrimination in the learning and working environment. Strategies and procedures have been set up in schools to support this policy.

It is a requirement that all public schools in NSW have and Anti Racism Contact Officer. (ARCO) Mr Nicholas Hart is our ARCO here at Byron Bay High School.

Please contact any of our Wellbeing Team including Mr Hart if you or your child experience any form of racism, witness anyone experiencing racism at our school, or if you would like further information or support.

For more information about anti-racism and the role of the ARCO see the Anti-Racism Policy letter to parents and carers page here for the Anti-racism policy in your language.

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:

For your reference please see our Suspension and Expulsion of School Students Procedures

Bullying and harassment

Bullying and harassment will not be tolerated at Byron Bay High School. The school has an Anti-bullying and harassment policy, which has been endorsed by the students, staff and parents. Each year students attend workshops to go through the anti-bullying policy. The policy is reviewed on an ongoing basis. For a full explanation of the policy see the school Welfare and Discipline Policy. Each Year 7 class will be issued with the Anti-Bullying Policy after running though the Anti-Bullying Workshop.