Newling Public School

Learning Together

Telephone02 6772 1488

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:

Code of conduct for parents, carers, visitors and volunteers

Newling Public School is a community school and aims to support all parent or caregivers in the education of their child.

One of the best ways children learn appropriate behaviour is through example and so it is important that parents or caregivers, visitors and volunteers display appropriate behaviour to create a positive environment where everyone is valued.

Our Code of Conduct also ensures that everyone who visits the school site is able to do so in a safe and friendly manner.

All parents or carers, visitors and volunteers are expected to:

  • sign in for a visitor's pass from the office if assisting in classrooms, with sport etc.
  • treat all persons associated with the school with respect and courtesy, including use of appropriate language
  • monitor all pre-school children who must stay with the accompanying adult at all times—this includes any school event such as assemblies, open days, fete and discos etc
  • make appointments in advance of expecting to obtain an interview
  • allow staff to supervise, investigate and manage students without interference
  • discuss issues or concerns about the school, staff or students through the correct procedures
  • follow school procedures governing entry and behaviour on school grounds, including any restrictions that may be imposed
  • follow guidelines for resolving concerns about the school, staff, other parents or students through the correct school procedures, not in public venues or on social media—including not posting photos of students, staff or parents.