Kingsgrove Public School

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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.


Keep children at home when they are sick. A child who is not healthy cannot concentrate on school work. If your child is sick and is absent for more than two days, you must contact the school by the third day to explain the absence and provide a doctor’s certificate. Regular and unexplained absences are followed up by the Home School Liaison Officer (HSLO).

Absentee Note Template(PDF 165KB)


If your child is going to be absent from school for a holiday, you must contact the school and complete an application for extended leave – travel for the Principal’s approval to take leave.

Application for Extended Leave – Travel(PDF 86KB)

Late slips

If, for any reason, your child is late they must go to the front office for a late slip. This is to be handed to the class teacher on arrival at the classroom. Regular late arrivals are followed up by the Home School Liaison Officer.

Early leavers

If there is an urgent need for your child to leave school before 3.00pm parents need to go to the administration office first and collect an early leaver slip. The child’s teacher will be contacted to send the child to the office.

Homework policy

Homework is defined as any task assigned by school teachers intended for students to carry out during non-school hours and designed to meet specific learning goals.

This policy clarifies a consistent and manageable whole school approach to student homework across Years K-6 at Kingsgrove Public School.

In 2017 the whole school community was consulted to determine homework expectations. Key messages from parents, staff and students were: our school community supports the provision of homework; students need sufficient time to complete homework; homework should have activities which motivate students and include practice of reading, spelling and maths; could include online programs taking into account not all students have access to hardware and internet at home.

Behaviour policy

Kingsgrove Public school's behaviour and discipline procedures are based on the positive behaviour for learning principles. Instructions and rules are framed in positive language, expected behaviours are taught in weekly lessons and consequences for inappropriate behaviours are clear.

Gifted and talented policy

Kingsgrove PS is committed to providing engaging learning for all students including enrichment and extension activities for students requiring academic and extra-curricular challenge.