Earlwood Public School

Courtesy, Loyalty, Courage

Telephone02 9789 5066


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.


At Earlwood Public School we are committed to ensuring every student and teacher is inspired, challenged to learn and continually improve in a respectful, inclusive and supportive environment.

Teachers, parents and students work in partnership towards school excellence to maintain high expectations and develop responsible, engaged and successful learners who are known, valued and cared for.

 Students are encouraged to achieve their personal best, strengthen attributes of cooperation and resilience and engage in an active, healthy and sustainable lifestyle. See our 'Values' page for more information.

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.

Attendance policy

Our attendance policy(PDF 108KB) details the responsibilities that parents have with regards to their child's attendance at school. 

Enrolment policy

Our enrolment policy(PDF 154KB) outlines our requirements for local and non-local enrolments at our school. 

Student welfare and discipline policy

Our student welfare and discipline policy(PDF 55KB) outlines the school's expectations regarding our student's behaviour. All students are expected to follow the code according to their age and level of understanding.

Internet code of conduct

Our school has an internet code of conduct (PDF 212KB) that parents sign and students have this agreement explained by parents and by our Information Communication and Technology (ICT) teacher at the beginning of the year. 

Approaching your school

Our school has approaching your school(PDF 102KB) guidelines that support teachers, parents and community working together for successful schooling.


Work, health and safety (WHS) policy 

Our school has a WHS policy and summary poster that supports the department's commitment to the health and safety of everyone in its workplace.