Lightning Ridge Central School

Respect Responsibility Pride

Telephone02 6829 0511

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.

Student Welfare and Discipline Policy

In 2013 our school community was involved in a significant consultation that resulted in agreement on our current policy. Since 2014 reviews of the policy resulted in minor improvements. We intend to continue to consult and review the policy each year. 

If you have suggestions for how our policy can be improved please contact the school office anytime.

2017 Welfare and Discipline (DOCX 3997KB)

Enrolment Policy

Our school enrolment policy is based on the NSW DoE Enrolment policy. All enrolments will be assessed under the guidelines set out in the policy. You can make the enrolment process faster and easier if you read the policy thoroughly if you intend to approach our school toe begin the enrolment process.

LRCS Enrolment Policy 2018 (DOCX)