Putney Public School

Excellence Through Endeavour

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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:

Application for Extended Leave

Families are encouraged to travel during school holidays. If travel during school term is necessary, discuss this with your child's school principal. An 'Application for Extended Leave' may need to be completed. Absences relating to travel will be marked as leave on the roll and there for contribute to your child's total absences for the year.

To apply for leave, you should read the School Attendance Policy and the 'Student Attendance in Government Schools Procedures' document on the right hand side of the web page and then complete the Extended Leave Application on School Bytes via your Parent Portal under the Forms tab. Please note that an Application for Extended Leave form is only required where the student will be absent from school for more than four days.

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

Anti-bullying Procedures

Bullying behaviour has three key features. It involves the intentional misuse of power in a relationship. It is ongoing and repeated, and it involves behaviours that can cause harm. The NSW Department of Education requires all NSW public schools to have an Anti-bullying Plan which details the strategies implemented to reduce student bullying behaviours.

The Putney Public School Anti-bullying Plan can be downloaded by clicking on the link below:  

Putney Public School Anti-bullying Procedures

The NSW anti-bullying website https://antibullying.nsw.gov.au/  has further information.

Behaviour code for students

NSW public school are committed to providing safe, supportive and responsive learning environments for everyone. We teach and model the behaviours we value in our students. See the document below for the NSW public school Behaviour code for students.

NSW public school Behaviour code for students

Student Use of Digital Devices and Online Services Procedure

Putney Public School Behaviour Support and Management Plan