Beacon Hill 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:

Compulsory School Attendance (PDF 129.8 KB) information for parents document from the Department of Education.

Extended Leave

Schools in partnerships with parents are responsible for promoting the regular attendance of students.

Parents are legally responsible for the regular attendance of their children.  If you are planning for or require leave for an extended period (3 or more days) you must complete and submit an Application for Extended Leave - Travel form to the office.

Note: Travel is considered to be domestic or international travel for the purpose of a family holiday, family business, bereavement or other reasons, which should be specified on the application

Further information regarding school attendance can be found on the Department of Education website in the policy library.

Leaving early or arriving late

There are occasions when parents require their children to leave school early. A note explaining the reason and signed by the parent must be given to the child's class teacher.

Parents are required to sign the register which is located at the office before leaving the school. These procedures also apply to a child being late to class. 

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.

School rules

  • Be proud of our school and take care of it.
  • Play safely in the right place.
  • Show respect for everyone's belongings.
  • Be kind, caring and polite to everyone.

No hat, no play

In an effort to reduce children's exposure to the harmful sun rays, we have a no hat, no play rule. A variety of shady trees and covered play areas are provided for children to play under.