Padstow Heights Public School

Excellence, Care and Opportunity

Telephone02 9773 9340

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.

Anti-bullying policy

Padstow Heights Public School does not tolerate bullying, harassment, or any inappropriate behaviour that interferes with teaching and learning and the wellbeing of students and staff.

Reported incidents are investigated and when appropriate, consequences are given according to the school's student welfare policy. Our school community is committed to providing a safe and secure environment, promoting personal growth and excellence by developing confidence.

A copy of our anti-bullying policy for 2018 can be found here:

Anti bullying policy 2018 (DOCX 3.3MB)