Wakehurst Public School

Friendship, loyalty, learning

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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.

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Students are expected to attend school each day arriving after 8:45am, when the playground is supervised, and leaving at 3:15pm. Regular attendance at school is important to ensure satisfactory progress is being made in all aspects of learning.

If your child arrives late (after 9:15am), please accompany them to the office where they will be required to be logged in to the system by the school administration team before proceeding to their classroom where the slip is given to their teacher.

When a child is absent from school parents/carers are required to produce an explanation within seven days. This may be done via the School Bytes App or by email to the school wakehurst-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au. If leave of 6 days or over is required, an extended leave form must be completed and then the leave approved by the Principal. This form can be collected from the office or copy the link below to complete electronically.



A sick bay is located in the Administration Block. Here a child who becomes sick or injured is made comfortable and is supervised until recovery or until collected by a parent. Arrangements should be made between parents and the School Administration Manager for children requiring to take medication at school.  Medication is to be kept securely in the office and should not be left in students' bags or with students throughout the day. 

The School Administration Manager is responsible for administering medication to students. Should your child become ill or be injured while at school, they will be sent to the School Administration Officer for first aid treatment and care. Staff will make every effort to contact you or the person nominated by you on your parent contact file, except when the problem is very minor in nature. Staff are not permitted to administer medication to your child without consent.

Custody of children

The school should be advised in writing of any special or unusual custody arrangements concerning children at school. If one parent is denied access to a child through normal legal channels this information should be relayed to the Principal and will be treated in confidence. Should custody arrangements change at any time it is essential that the school be advised in writing.

Lost property

All items of personal property found but not immediately claimed are stored in the lost property bin on the landing between the school office and the library.  It is recommended that items of clothing and other belongings are labelled with your child's name to make it easier for them to be returned to their owner.  From time to time unlabelled items in the lost property bin will be gathered together for donation to the uniform shop's second hand clothing pool.

Mobile phones and valuables

It is suggested that as far as possible students do not bring valuables to school.  If they do, they must take responsibility for the security of these items. Students who bring mobile phones to school should leave them turned off or on silent mode in their school bags during the day. 

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.

Student welfare and discipline policy 

When parents enrol their child at Wakehurst Public School, they enter into a partnership with the school. This partnership is based on a shared commitment to provide opportunities for students to take responsibilities for their actions. This document outlines our responsibilities as a school and our expectations of students. Download and view our student welfare policy.

Internet policy

Before they are able to access the Internet, students are required to agree to conditions of the school’s Internet User’s Policy.

Student Use of Digital Devices and Online Services Procedure

This procedure guides student use of digital devices and online services at our school.

Wakehurst Public School Digital Devices and Online Services Procedure