Family Information

Student Absence

Research indicates a strong connection between success at school and student attendance. At NIHS we seek parent/carer support to notify the school of any absence (illness, urgent and pressing appointments, holidays, planned absences, etc).

If your student is going to be absent for the day please contact us before 9am in one of the following ways:

Please note: A medical certificate is required for any absences of more than 3 days in a row. A medical certificate is also required if a student is absent during an excursion, camp or exam. This certificate can be provided to the Student Services team (via email or delivery).

For planned absences longer than one week, an exemption is required and should be requested at least two weeks prior. The Learning Community Leader should be contacted in the first instance and the exemption must be approved by the principal in advance.

Leaving early or arriving late
We expect our students to be on time to school and to lessons. If a student arrives at school late, they must sign in. Middle school students will need to sign in at Student Services and senior school students will sign in at the Wellbeing Hub. We expect the student to bring a note or parents/caregivers/homestays to send an SMS to give prior notice of expected lateness or early departure. Connect teachers will follow up lateness. Students who are late with no reason will have an SMS sent home.
Students need to have a signed note from home to explain why they need to leave early. This is to be shown to Connect/subject teachers and the Learning Community Leader must authorise this. The student needs to also show this note to Student Services (for Years 7-9) or to the Wellbeing Hub Receptionist (for Years 10-12) when signing out. Parents/caregivers/homestays will be notified of a student’s lateness if unexplained, via SMS or email.

It is an expectation that students are punctual to all lessons and that they meet all obligations and commitments, including work and administrative deadlines.

Lesson Times

Stay informed with our comprehensive guide to lesson times. This section provides you with all the essential information to plan and navigate through the academic year effectively

2024 Timetable

Parent Portal

What is Daymap & Parent Portal?

Daymap is the school’s web-based Learner Management System. The system enables staff, students and parents to access to a range of functions including timetables, attendance and absence details, lesson information, messaging, homework and assignment details.

​The module that parents access – Parent Portal – is a secure system and access requires a unique username (that is not your email) and password.

​We encourage all parents/caregivers/homestays to access Parent Portal on a weekly basis to monitor their child’s progress and specifically:

  • Attendance information
  • Homework
  • Due dates of assessment tasks
  • Confirmation of submission of work
  • Feedback for assessment tasks
  • Assessment results
  • Communication from the school.

How to Access Parent Portal

​Parent Portal allows you to see your student’s timetable, lesson attendance, assignments, results, reports and communication from teachers and the school. It is a very effective tool which will enable you to track your student’s and we encourage you to check Parent Portal on a weekly basis.

A unique username (not your email address) and password is required to access Parent Portal.

How to reset your password:

  1. New families please select the option ‘can’t access your account’ or current families please select the option ‘forgot your password’.
  2. Enter the email that we have on record for you.
  3. Enter your students ID number.  (This is on their ID card they have been issued and the invoice that you have been issued with.)
  4. Click on the reset password button.
  5. You will then be sent an email with a link to reset your password. This email will also show your unique username.

If after following the steps above and you are unable to logon please email with your name and your students name.

​To update your email address or phone number please contact Student Services –

Spacetalk Schools App

Spacetalk Schools App is a messaging and news app, available on Apple and Android.

​NIHS families will receive general communications from the school through the Spacetalk Schools newsfeed. The app is secure, and is only accessible by parents/caregivers/homestays who have provided the school with a current mobile phone number.

​Spacetalk Schools provides a Facebook style newsfeed to simplify the information you receive customisable to suit the needs of the user. There are over 90 languages which can be selected to receive your newsfeed for ease of communication.

Norwood International High School

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