Greenwich Public School

Partnership and Opportunity, Excellence and Success

Telephone02 9436 3217

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.

School Procedures

Student Use of Devices and Online Service Procedures

last updated February 2023

supporting documents:

K-2 Student Agreement

3-6 Student Agreement


Communication Guidelines

last updated February 2022

  • This document will provide the parents, carers and staff with clear guidelines and expectations pertaining to the use of the different forms of communications used at Greenwich Public School. It will also outline the line of communications for parents when contacting the school.


Homework Guidelines

last updated February 2023

  • This document outlines the importance of homework, responsibilities of parents and students, the approximate duration of homework and the type of homework students may receive.  


Attendance Procedures

last updated February 2023

  • This document outlines the responsibilities of parents, the different types of leave and guidance on what action should be taken depending on the leave.

supporting documents:

Application for Extended Leave Travel Extended Leave - Travel

Application for Exemption from Attendance/Enrolment at School Exemption from Attendance


Ride to Schoool Safely Guidelines

last updated September 2023

  • This document outlines the student's and parent's  responsibilities if students are rideing to school. It contains the School Rider's Agreement that is signed by the student and parent prior to the student riding to school. The document also contains a guide for bike maintenance and links to other supporting material. 


Sun Safety Guidelines

last updated September 2023

  • This document outlines strategies that students, parents and the school are to take to provide safety from the sun. This includes, but not limitesd to, the use of sunscreen, broard-brimmed hats and a no hat no play rule.