Lambton High School

Light The Way

Telephone02 49 523977

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.

Canteen rules

The canteen is self-service. Students are to wait in the designated area until admitted by the staff on duty.

  • Place all purchases in the baskets provided and proceed to the cash register.
  • Students must line up in the designated area
  • Students must purchase only their own food.
  • No pushing in – offenders will be refused service.
  • Lunch orders must be made at designated window before commencement of School.
  • There is to be no loitering in the vicinity of the canteen.
  • Students requiring food, drink etc., for class activities are required to produce a note from their teacher.