School Rules

An enrolment is accepted on the understanding that the following regulations will be observed:

Self discipline is learned in a disciplined, safe, caring environment. Respect for our rules will ensure that all students will benefit from the learning opportunities we provide. We seek the co-operation of parents and caregivers in enabling all teaching and learning at Cambridge High School to be carried out in a constructive, harmonious and well ordered way. Common sense and respect for others are our guides to behaviour. The judgment and discretion of the Principal will prevail, according to The Education Act.

All students have the right to expect:

  • conditions in the school which help learning
  • the controlling of any influence in the school which may cause harm
  • the protection of their person and property, and that these will be respected by others

These rights mean that a high degree of consideration for others must be shown by all members of the Cambridge High School community.

In speech, language, uniform and manner, all students are expected to be a credit to Cambridge High School and to act in such a way that good relationships are established with others under all circumstances.


Homework is set by subject teachers regularly. It may take a variety of forms. Students are expected to complete all their homework assignments.


Cambridge High School demands a high standard of behaviour and work. Vandalism is a serious offence. Any repairs to equipment or buildings must be fully paid for by the student(s) responsible for the damage. 

We regard any behaviour which harms other students as most serious. Bullying, violence, racism,, sexual harassment, verbal abuse and any action which intrudes on others' individual rights will not be tolerated.

Substances or articles likely to be harmful (fireworks, firearms, knives, cigarette lighters, matches etc) must not be brought to school.

Smoking/vaping and drinking intoxicating liquor are not allowed. Tobacco, drugs and alcohol are not to be brought to school, or to any activity organised by Cambridge High School, or used while participating in school activities.

Students are expected to be courteous and keep their relationships with others peaceful, collegial and appropriate for a workplace. Theft is absolutely forbidden, as is graffiti.

Students are expected to wear the school uniform as specified by the Board, in a clean, tidy condition and with pride in their appearance. The school reserves the right to judge whether standards of dress and presentation are acceptable. Visible piercings, tattoos and jewellery other than a watch and one stud per ear, are forbidden. Students must be clean shaven. Hair length, colour, and style must be appropriate for school.

Students are expected to behave appropriately while at school, both in the classroom, as directed by the teacher who is in charge, outside the classroom, and while in school uniform or on a school occasion. Respect and consideration for learning means disruption to the lesson will not be tolerated. Students should be properly prepared for class, have the correct equipment, and show a willingness to co-operate and learn.

Students are expected to respect others, and have no obvious displays of affection or touching.

Students may bring cell phones to school.  During class these are to be used for learning purposes only as instructed by the teacher.

Attendance is compulsory. Cambridge High School has developed an effective absence-checking system which gives computer printouts of absences for form teachers.

Students must bring an absence note to their Form Teacher on the day of return. We expect students to attend all classes and study punctually, as part of meeting satisfactory course requirements.

Students are not allowed to leave school during the day without permission, except to go home for approved lunch or for an appointment. Students who leave school (or arrive late) must sign the book in the office.

Applications for leave must be forwarded to the Principal in writing giving the reason for the request. This should be well in advance. Leave will be subject to completing the catch-up programme.

Motor Vehicles

The school educates students on safe and responsible vehicle use but will accept no responsibility for the actions of the driver, the safety of the car and behaviour of students when driving vehicles.

There is no carparking available on the school site during the school day for students.

The school will not accept responsibility for the security of the car during the school day or while on school site.

All care must be taken to respect the school’s neighbours and students may only park in areas where it is legal to do so.
While using motor vehicles for transport to and from school, students are expected to demonstrate responsible and courteous behaviour which will reflect positively on Cambridge High School. All students need to have a valid New Zealand drivers’ licence. 

Parents bringing or picking up students are asked to stay clear of the main entrance, due to the entrance and exit of school buses at this time and the congestion and concerns for health and safety this creates.

Students' Property

Students should take appropriate care in safeguarding their own possessions. Valuables should not be brought to school unless absolutely necessary. If they are, they remain the responsibility of the student.

Illness or Injury at School

There is a Registered Nurse at school until 3.15pm each day. If a student is unwell or injured during the school day they MUST go to the health clinic where they will be assessed and treatment given if required. If they need to go home the Nurse will contact caregivers to make arrangements.

Under NO circumstances should a student who is unwell or injured leave school without reporting to the Health Clinic. 


Students leaving the school permanently must obtain a ‘Clearance' form. When it is completed, the form must be handed back to the Student Office. (Note: A student cannot be ‘cleared' until all school property on loan has been accounted for and all fees and charges paid.) 

Cambridge High School

  • Address:25 Swayne Road, Cambridge 3434
    Private Bag 882, Cambridge 3450

  • Phone:+64 7 827 5415
  • Fax:+64 7 827 5598
  • Office Hrs:8.00am to 4.30pm

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