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Jamison High School

Jamison High School

Achieve Through Cooperation

Telephone02 4731 6150

Emailjamison-h.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:


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.

Anti Bullying

Junior students smiling

Bullying behaviour is recognised as being anti-social and unacceptable.  Jamison High School aims to counter such unacceptable behaviour by encouraging students to be safe, respectful and aspirational learners. We achieve this by providing a supportive learning environment where all students feel nurtured and can reach their potential. We work to promote a culture which rejects bullying and provides support to any members of the school community who are bullied.

 

Please see the Jamison High School anti-bullying plan for more information about our procedures for reporting and responding to incidents.

School Uniform

School Uniform policy

When students wear a school uniform, they feel included in our school community. Having a uniform helps to build school culture and we take pride in our school uniform.

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 workplace 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.

 

Jamison High School's Uniform: For more information about Jamison High School's uniform requirements, please see the following pages:

 

Social Media

Student using an Ipad as a learning device

Jamison High School is a BYOD school and encourages students to use ICT in a safe and respectable manner. We also have a range of social media platforms to keep our community informed about the events, policies and achievements of our school. Our social media policy outlines our rules of engagement with Jamison High School's Facebook page. This includes information about parental permission for photographs, tagging and naming students and commenting on our posts.

 

Please see our social media code of conduct to access the latest social media policy. It should be noted that our primary means of contact should be the school phone number: 02 4731 6150.

Mobile Phone policy

Mobile phone policy

Jamison High School recognises that while students are likely to own and be in possession of a mobile phone, it is not necessary, nor acceptable, for mobile phone/electronic devices to be switched on or used during lessons, in the playground, during meeting times, and/or in any other learning environment while the student is at school.

Should parents need to contact their child while the student in on school premises, we ask that they contact the school office on 47316150. Staff will pass messages to students and may allow students to make calls to their parents with the permission of senior executive staff.

For more information about our mobile phone policy and protocols please read the following document:

JHS Mobile Phone Policy