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Willoughby Girls High School

Willoughby Girls High School

A Leader in Girls Education

Telephone02 9958 4141


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:

Willoughby Girls High School Attendance Procedures

Please see the Student Attendance - Student & Parent Responsibilities policy in the School Frame work (School Rules) section below.

Students are required to attend all lessons scheduled on their timetable unless they have prior approval.  It is the parent's responsibility to inform the school if their daughter is going to be absent.  Parents should inform the school via the Parent Portal.

What will happen if you do not notify the school prior to an absence

If your daughter is absent or late without prior notice, the primary contact will receive an SMS message from the school (0428 251 911) on their mobile phone.  The receiver of the SMS must reply directly to the SMS with the reason for the absence/late arrival.  Alternatively, you may go to the parent portal and record the reason.

I do not know my login

If you have not received your login to the Parent Portal or are unable to log in please email the school: willoughbg-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

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.