Connells Point Public School

"To be, rather than to seem."

Telephone02 9546 1730

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 and remain in school, employment or training until they turn 17.

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.

rules and policies

Policies are developed to guide and standardise practices at our school. 

Department of Education and Communities' policies provide our overarching guidelines, and can be found on the Department's website. 

Within all policies lies the need for good sense, flexibility to a particular situation or circumstance, and good will on the part of all involved to arrive at the best outcome for our students.

Our School Council, comprised of elected parent, staff and community members, contributes to the development, review and endorsement of school policies.