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.
Our student welfare policy promotes a safe and happy learning environment, and as part of the policy, any type of bullying behaviour is unacceptable and is dealt with using the student welfare policy guidelines.
Our student welfare policy sets our procedures used to manage student behaviour, and is based on students accepting responsibility for their actions and the consequences which result.
Mt Kanwary Public School implements a sunsafe policy all year round. All students are required to have a wide-brimmed sunsafe hat whenever they are outside and for all school activities. We have 2 sun shelters to provide under-cover play areas and sunscreen is available at school.
A qualified school counsellor is available to work with our students as required. Access to counselling services is arranged through the Principal, and can be initiated by either parents or teachers.
As a small school, we do not qualify to have an appointed staff member to provide learning assistance programs, but students are catered for individually by their teachers within their own classes.