Lucas Heights Community School

Educational excellence in a safe and caring environment

Telephone02 9543 8317

Emaillucasheigh-c.school@det.nsw.edu.au

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:

Reporting a student absence

To report a students absence, we offer a range of options:

  • Log on to your parent portal and submit the absence,
  • Email the school (lucaseheigh-c.school.@det.nsw.edu.au),
  • Contact the school on 9543 8317,
  • Send a letter to the front office upon return to school.

LHCS 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.

LHCS Primary School attendance guidelines

LHCS High School attendance guidelines

Application for Exemption from attendance/enrolment at School

Uniforms

When students wear a school uniform, they feel included in our school community.

Students, teachers, parents and carers, as well as members of our local community helped develop our school uniform to make sure it:

  • meets the requirements of occupational health and safety, anti-discrimination and equal opportunity legislation

  • includes items that are affordable, comfortable and made from easy-care and easy-wear fabrics

  • is appropriate for the full range of school activities

  • is suitable for all body shapes.

Learn more about the NSW Department of Education’s School Uniform Policy.

Uniform Shop

Lucas Heights Community School uniforms are available for order through Claudine Schoolwear Caringbah.

Uniform orders can be placed through their website https://www.claudineschoolwear.com.au/, calling direct on 9526 2525, or by popping into their Caringbah store at 23 President Avenue, Caringbah.