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Neutral Bay Public School

Neutral Bay 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:

Mobile Phones and Communication Devices

We understand in some circumstances students will need to bring a communication device to school to be used after school. If your child owns a mobile phone or watch capable of taking or making calls, sending or receiving messages, we ask that the device is left at home. If students do bring a communication device to school, the school requires this device needs to be turned off and in their bag. During the school day the students are not permitted to make or take calls, send or receive texts or take photographs with the device. If your child needs to contact you during the day, their class teacher will organise office staff to do this. In addition, any device or personal property brought into school is at the owner’s risk. The school does not cover loss or damage to personal property of students or their parents.

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.