Granville South Creative and Performing Arts High School

A community and selective school emphasising student engagement

Telephone02 9892 2654

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.

School diary policy

At Granville South Creative and Performing Arts High School we believe in the importance of assisting students to develop sound study habits that help in their ability to manage learning time. School diaries form an integral part in helping students to become active, independent learners. Check our school diary policy (PDF 71KB) for further details

Footwear guidelines for NSW government schools

The guidelines are available on the Department's occupational health and safety website.

These guidelines have been developed to provide advice in relation to footwear, and the importance of staff, students and visitors wearing sensible footwear in preventing injury.

Footwear is an important safety item. Shoes with a good sole can improve grip on surfaces and can assist in preventing accidents such as slips, trips and falls from occurring. Footwear can also provide a protective barrier and protect feet for injury caused by falling objects or spillages.

The guidelines consolidate advice previously published by the department in a number of policies and procedures. The guidelines provide advice in relation to:

  • Areas, activities or sites where safe footwear must be worn
  • Footwear for staff in the general school environment
  • Implementing the guidelines at your school