Moorefield Girls High School

Inspiring Young Women

Telephone02 9587 6095

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.

Moorefield Girls High School students

Supporting Moorefield Girls to achieve their best

Moorefield Girls High School has an expectation of behaviour that respects the dignity and rights of all community members. this includes our core values of:

  • Being safe
  • Being respectful and responsible
  • Being an active learner.

The Welfare and Discipline Policy and practices of our school supports our students to learn, lead and succeed as it:

  • Encompasses everything the school community does to meet the personal, social and learning needs of the students
  • Creates a safe, caring school environment in which students are nurtured as they learn
  • Is achieved through the total school curriculum and the way it is delivered
  • Incorporates effective discipline
  • Incorporates preventative health and social skills programs
  • Stresses the value of collaborative early interventions
  • Provides ongoing educational services to support students
  • Recognises the diversity within the school community and provides programs and support which acknowledge differences and promotes harmony
  • Recognises the role the school plays as a resource to link families with community support services
  • Provides opportunities for students to:
    • Enjoy success and recognition
    • Make a useful contribution to the life of the school
    • Derive enjoyment from their learning

Moorefield Girls High School builds collaborative relationships that reinforce excellence and promotes in our students responsibility for their behaviour and learning.

Bring your own device (BYOD)

All students are required to bring their own devices (Laptop, Notebook or iPad) to school every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Our school programs require students to use technology on a regular basis for class work, project work and assessment.

Year 7 has recently been introduced to Microsoft One Note which they will be using for the majority of their subjects this year. One Note is an electronic workbook and allows students to share and work collaboratively as well as allows teachers to distribute electronic worksheets, reading materials and feedback on student progress. We will be providing ongoing support for students throughout this term to allow them opportunity to develop their skills in using the various functions of One Note and be confident users of technology.

For those families who are planning on purchasing their daughter a new device, please click here (pdf 256 KB) for system requirements and specifications necessary to ensure compatibility with our school network.