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Tempe High School

Tempe High School

Innovation, Opportunity, Excellence

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Rules and policies

Tempe High School and the NSW Department of Education have values, rules and policies to ensure your child's safety and well-being at school.

School Values

The Tempe High School values have been developed in collaboration with our students, parents, staff and community.

  1. Cooperation
  2. Collaboration
  3. Commitment to learning and growth
  4. Curiosity and inclusion of others
  5. Consideration and care

School frameworks

Frameworks are school-based processes, policies and procedures. In addition to following the department’s operational policies, we have developed frameworks for our students that are in line with our school’s values.

NSW Department of Education Policies

Visit the NSW Department of Education’s policy library for all current operational policies.

The department's Behaviour code for students and Student behaviour policy support our school values and our school-based behaviour policies and processes.

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: