Guildford Public School

Safe Respectful Responsible Learners

Telephone02 9632 9675

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.

Keeping our students safe on the internet. 

Each year all parents of students Y1-6 will receive reminders and general information about some of the online activities they may take part in at school on a regular basis.

This may include activities involving

  • email
  • blogging
  • website registrations to safe sites recommended by the teachers
  • permission to publish, photograph and record

If you need to say no to any of the above activities please ensure your child returns the Non Permission Form attached below.

If we receive nothing, we will presume that all permission is granted for that school year.

Non Permission Form 2016 (PDF 94KB)

Online Permissions info (PDF 71KB)

Information for Parents (PDF 49KB)