Cooerwull Public School

Safe Respectful Responsible Learners

Telephone02 6351 3106

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.

Safe, Respectful & Responsible

Cooerwull Public School aims to be a safe, respectful, responsible learning environment for students and teachers. 

We aim to develop and maintain positive inter-relationships, between students, staff, parents and the    community so that our students can develop into mature, self motivated and self disciplined individuals.

Our School Welfare Policy is seen as beneficial because:

· It introduces more consistency into disciplinary procedures by linking various unacceptable types of behaviour with specific consequences.

· It signals to students and parents the development of problems at an early stage and provides the opportunity for these to be corrected.

· It provides the means for desirable behaviour to be recognized and reinforced.

· It emphasizes self-discipline rather than imposed discipline by placing the responsibility for student  behaviour where it belongs - with the student.