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Glenmore Road Public School

Glenmore Road Public School

Vitai Lampada, The Torch of Life

Telephone02 9360 4880

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:

Attendance at our school

Regular attendance at school is important to ensure satisfactory progress is being made in all aspects of school development. If your child is absent an explanatory note or email should be sent to school giving the reason for the absence. Parents may wish to phone this information to the school, but a written explanation is preferred. Parents of students who are absent from school for unexplained periods may be referred to the Department of Education and Communities’ Home School Liaison Officer with reasons for absence sought. Students need to be signed in and out of the school by their parents at the office if they are attending for only part of the day or if they are late for school.

An application for extended leave must be completed if you intend on removing your child from school for more than 5 consecutive days. Exceptional circumstances for leave include;

  • domestic circumstances, including but not limited to participation in family holidays during school term subject to being satisfied that this is in the best educational interests of the child
  • exceptional circumstances such as health of the student where sick leave or alternative enrolment is not appropriate.

Volunteering at our school 

Parents/carers and family members are encouraged to volunteer at our school for:

  • the school, early education service or other educational provider for their child
  • a team, program or activity in which their child usually participates.

Volunteers are required to complete a Declaration for Child-Related Workers form. A WWCC is not required.


However, a parent or close relative will need a WWCC if the role involves:

  • an overnight camp
  • formal mentoring
  • intimate personal care of a child with a disability.


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.