Blaxland Public School

Strength through Unity

Telephone02 4739 2817

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.

First aid policy

Blaxland Public School is committed to the care and support of all students. Our focus is the prevention of illnesses and injuries. Where an injury or illness does occur we follow our first aid policy (PDF 47KB).

Student welfare policy

Our school provides effective teaching and learning within a happy, secure, well-managed environment, in partnership with parents, caregivers and the wider school community. The three main focus areas of the student welfare policy (PDF 358KB) are effective teaching and learning, positive climate and good discipline and community participation.

Homework policy

The homework policy (PDF 220KB) provides further opportunities for parents and carers to share and celebrate their child's learning and to strengthen the partnership between the school and home.

Emergency procedures

Our school has effective and efficient emergency procedures (PDF 54KB), designed to maximise safety for all school community members.

Code of conduct

Our school believes in the wellbeing of students and teachers alike. This is why we have a Behaviour Code for students for everyone at school to follow. 

Road safety

As the school is located in a residential environment bordered by reserve bushland, traffic flow around the school is busy due to the Great Western Highway being the major arterial road in the area. We have outlined a road safety policy (PDF 53KB) because most of our students travel to and from school, as pedestrians or car and bus passengers. 

Safe sport policy

Students participate in planned sport and physical activities at various levels regularly throughout their schooling years. Our school is committed to providing a safe sports policy (PDF 651KB) in a relevant and supportive environment.

Excursion policy

Our excursion policy (PDF 54KB) provides opportunities for students to consolidate learning concepts, apply knowledge, skills and strategies learned at school to the relevant non-school setting – the outside environment.

Roles and responsibilities

Blaxland Public School is part of a system that is committed to the principles of inclusiveness, equity, social justice, ethical practice and excellence. Each member of staff's roles and responsibilities (PDF 70KB) are respected, appreciated and recognized as pivotal to the smooth operation of this school and the delivery of quality education in a safe, healthy and happy environment.

Suspension and expulsion

In determining whether a student’s misbehaviour is serious enough to warrant a suspension, the principal will consider the safety, care and welfare of the student, staff and other students. You can look into our suspension and expulsion policy (PDF 232KB) for more details. 

Copyright policy

Copyright means the owner has the right to grant or deny permission for the reproduction of their material. However copyright law (PDF 724KB) only applies to something that is in a material form. 

Canteen policy

Our school's canteen policy (PDF 600KB) is a parents and citizens' association (P&C) initiative and provides healthier food choices for students in the school canteen menu that reflect the Australian dietary guidelines for children and adolescents.

Social media policy

Our school follows the social media policy (PDF 645KB) provided by the Department of Education  supporting constructive staff participation in opportunities to engage, share, discuss, listen, respond, collaborate and interact with various audiences whilst promoting staff expertise. 

Gifted and talented policy

Our school aims to identify gifted and talented students (PDF 80KB) and to maximise their learning outcomes. 

Aboriginal education policy

Our school acknowledges the custodianship of the land and waterways by the Aboriginal Elders and Aboriginal people; the keepers of traditions, cultures and lore. Our school understands the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and respects the right of Aboriginal education (PDF 378KB) at the school.