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The Rivers Secondary College, Lismore High Campus

The Rivers Secondary College, Lismore High Campus

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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.

Code of Behaviour

A student and staff member’s behaviour should be such that it does not interfere with, offend, hurt or inconvenience any other person within the school environment. Behaviour outside the campus should bring honour to self, parents and our campus.

Our aim is to foster and reward positive behaviour and personal strengths which reflect quality relationships between students, staff and community. We expect parental support for the standard of behaviour set for our students and any disciplinary action we take to ensure that these standards are maintained.

BYOD Policy

The BYOD programme is new, but your device doesn’t have to be.

If you have an existing device and it meets the minimum specification requirements, then you are welcome to use it at school.

In some cases, your existing device may only need the addition of a new USB Wi-Fi adapter to make it compatible on the school network!

If you do require the purchase of a new device, it is recommended that you have a copy of the minimum requirements on hand as different operating systems and device types have different capabilities. There are some base features that are mandatory for all devices to ensure the device is capable for learning activities. 

For more information:

The BYOD Programme

The BYOD Student Agreement