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Goulburn High School

Goulburn High School

Justice and Tenacity

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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.

Anti Bullying Procedures

Click here to view our school's anti bullying procedures

Digital Device Policy

Requirements for all students

1. Phones are switched off and away during all class time  

2. No headphones or similar are to be worn or in sight during all class time

3. Smart watches can be worn, however must be used appropriate

4. Phones are only permitted during breaks if they are used appropriately

5. Consequences will follow for student/s who use phones or devices in class, inappropriately such as anti-social behaviour, inappropriate use of social media, recording and or photography at school and other unacceptable behaviour as determined by the Principal

Protocol of Consequences

Student/s will be sent to the Deputy Principals for infractions of the Policy with a Purple Slip and the incident is logged on Compass. The incident will be dealt in accordance with the School’s Discipline Policy which may include the following:

·  Orange Card Monitoring and Reflection (Break 1 in M4)

·  Red Card Monitoring and Reflection (Break 1 + Break 2 in M4)

· Device confiscation and collection by Parent/Guardian

· Gate to Gate ban of device/s from schools’ grounds for individual students when deemed required as determined by Principal

·  Serious Consequences as determined by the Principal

Monitoring Card Policy

Click here to view our Monitoring Card Policy

Goulburn High School Student Wellbeing Policy

Click here to view our Student Wellbeing Policy.


For a student to gain school permission at Goulburn High School to participate in BYOD, the device chosen must satisfy the following specifications:

  • Wireless internet connection—The DEC wireless network installed in high schools now operates on both 802.11n 5 GHz standard and 2.4 GHz standard.
  • A facility for backup : USB stick, Micro/SD Card/ cloud/ Google drive.
  • The ability to accommodate office applications (such programs could be but are not restricted to Microsoft Office, Google Docs, open office etc).
  • Support a keyboard (must be portable).
  • Memory: minimum of 2Gb preferred 4Gb.
  • Have a minimum storage capacity of 16Gb.
  • Battery life of at least 4 hours.
  • It is preferred that the device does not come with 3/4G capability as the school Wi-Fi network filters unwanted, potentially dangerous content. 3/4G access will be only permitted with specific permission from a teacher under very special circumstances.
  • Up to the value of $750 (suggested maximum).
  • Screen size must be no smaller than 7", as less than this is difficult to view. No more than15" recommended.
  • Protective case to reduce risk of damage. 
  • Smart Phones will not be allowed as BYOD devices.

Office and Adobe suites are available FREE


Simply go to the link and download the programs for free.

This will save the purchase price of these programs.

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:

All students are expected to now be attending school unless they are unwell or have a medical certificate which states that they are unable to return to school due to an ongoing medical condition.

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.

Uniform Policy

Download the uniform policy (PDF 195KB) for more information.

Making a complaint

If you would like to provide feedback on our school, please visit the following website: