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.
Welfare and discipline
At the beginning of each school year every student is given a copy of the school's Welfare & Discipline Policy to share with their parents / guardians: Welfare & Discipline Policy (PDF 860 KB)
Parent permission and register of receipt of School Welfare and Discipline policy plus Personal Technology Device Student Agreement forms can be downloaded here:
Welfare Policy receipt (PDF 91 KB)
At Menai High School the Homework Policy will be known as the Home Study Policy.
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Home study policy
Home Study involves:
- Completing set homework
- Completing assessments/ assignments
- Preparation for exams
- Reflection on each days' work
- Regular consolidation, practise and revision in all subject areas
- Wide reading
Each student should be completing regular home study throughout the week. As a guide:
- Years 7 and 8 should undertake approximately 5-7 hours per week
- Years 9 and 10 should undertake approximately 7-10 hours per week
- Years 11 and 12 should undertake approximately 10-20 hours per week
Bring your own device
Students and parents are asked to sign Menai High School's personal technology devices charter.
View Menai High School Personal technology device charter student agreement (PDF 441 KB)
Menai High School has a detailed bushfire emergency plan which can be viewed below.
View Menai High School What to do in the event of local bush fire activity information for parents and carers.
Building fire and bomb threat
Menai High School has a detailed building fire and bomb threat plan which can be viewed below.
View Menai High School building fire bomb threat (DOCX 14KB)
Lock in procedures
Menai High School has a detailed lock in procedures which can be viewed below.
View Menai High School lock in procedures (DOCX 33KB)
Lock down procedures
Menai High School has a detailed lock down procedures which can be viewed below.
View Menai High School lockdown procedures (DOCX 15KB)