Eden Marine High School

Part of the Sapphire Coast Learning Community

Telephone02 6496 0000


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:

Daily Routine Weeks A & B

Please note - a 3 minute warning bell is rung after each bell time. Students must be in class by this time.

  • 9.00 am - Roll Call / Assembly (Monday)
  • 9.15 am - Period 1
  • 10.05 am - Period 2
  • 10.55 am - Recess
  • 11.20 am - Period 3
  • 12.10 am - Period 4
  • 1.00 pm - Lunch 1
  • 1.20 pm - Lunch 2
  • 1.40 pm - Period 5
  • 2.30 pm - Period 6
  • 3.20 pm - End of School Day


Staff at our school utilise an electronic roll marking process called WebAttend. This system can be accessed from any computer on the school network and has significantly reduced the time taken to record and act on student absence.

School frameworks (school policies)

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.