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Sydney Secondary College Leichhardt Campus

Sydney Secondary College Leichhardt Campus

Quality, Opportunity, Diversity

Telephone02 9560 2355

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:

Parents need to submit an application for Extended Leave (Travel) to the Principal for approval at least 2 weeks prior to the requested travel period.

Application for Extended Leave - Travel

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.

The code of conduct for Sydney Secondary College Leichhardt Campus

Our purpose

Sydney Secondary College provides excellent public education based on quality, opportunity and diversity.

Our values

Sydney Secondary College promotes the values: 

  • Quality - Safety 
  • Opportunity - Achievement
  • Diversity - Fairness
  • Learning - Integrity
  • Respect - Participation
  • Responsibility - Care
  • Cooperation - Democracy.

Our expectations

Students at Sydney Secondary College are expected to:

  • Participate productively in learning
  • Act responsibly and safely
  • Contribute positively to our community.

Our goals

At the end of their education at Sydney Secondary College, students will be:

  • Successful lifelong learners
  • Positive participants in a changing society
  • Resilient, responsible and independant people
  • Advocates of social justice who respect diversity
  • Good communicators, creative thinkers and problem solvers