Young Public School

Be honest - show kindness - respect people and property

Telephone02 6382 2453

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:

More information about attendance can be found here.

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.

Hot Weather Practices

During the warmer months, please make sure that your child has a labelled hat and drink bottle filled with water. Children are encouraged to take their water bottles into class and bottles can be refilled in the classroom.  I wish to remind families that during Term 1 & Term 4 our No Hat, Shade Play policy is enforced, and all students should bring a bottle green bucket hat, or broad-brimmed hat to school each day. Hats can be purchased at the front office for $4.50. All hats should have your child’s name clearly marked on the label.