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 and remain in school, employment or training until they turn 17.
For more information about compulsory school attendance, visit:
Missing school means your child misses out on vital information and maintaining learning routines. This can result in a loss of confidence and missing out on forming friendships.
Attendance is recorded each day. As a parent or carer you are responsible for ensuring your child attends school every day, unless your child:
- has an unavoidable medical or dental appointment (preferably these should be made after school or during holidays)
- is required to attend a recognised religious holiday
- is required to attend an exceptional or urgent family circumstance (such as attending a funeral)
- is sick, or has an infectious illness.
If you are having difficulty getting your child to attend school regularly, you can talk to the principal or the school counsellor.
If your child has to be absent from school for any reason, including arriving late or leaving early, please either tell your child’s teacher or the administration assistant, or advise by phone, email, or written note as soon as possible and within seven days.
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.
NSW Education Policies
NSW Education policies for the topics listed can be found in the policy library.
Access and equity
- Aboriginal education
- Gifted and talented
- Learning difficulties
- Out of home care
Computers and internet
Curriculum and school work
- Assessment and school reports
- Curriculum requirements
- Driver education and road safety
- Environmental education
- Literacy and numeracy
Facilities and assets
- Community/out-of-hours use
- New buildings and sites
- Performance and assessment of teachers
- Complaints and conduct
- Professional development
- Requirements and qualifications
- Community activities
- Screening dvds and videos
School administration and management
- Animal welfare
- Controversial issues
- Financial management
- Information, devices and data
- Management of schools
- Assistance for students
- Discipline and behaviour
- Parent guides
- Student records
- Behaviour and discipline
- Child protection