Greenway Park Public School

Learning for Life

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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:

Late Arrivals/Early Leavers

All students who arrive late for school (after 8:55am) must be accompanied to the office by their parent or caregiver to obtain a 'late slip' which is then given to the class teacher.

Parents or caregivers wishing to collect their child before normal finishing time (3pm) must collect an 'early slip' pass from the office to give to the child's teacher.


The NSW Department of Education requires all NSW public schools to have an Anti-bullying Plan which details the strategies implemented to reduce student bullying behaviours. 

Greenway Park Public School Anti-Bullying Plan

NSW Anti Bullying Website

Behaviour Code for Students (English)

Behaviour Code for Students (other languages)

Do the 5

Do the 5

If you're being bullied... 

Do the ‘DO THE FIVE or CYBER5 

1. Ignore; 

2. Talk friendly and internal talk – Use neutral language; 

3. Walk away;

4. Talk firmly – Respectfully tell them to stop; 

5. Report  

• talk to your friends and ask for support 

• talk to your parents 

• talk to your teachers including Principal and Assistant Principals 

Don’t be a bystander!

If you see someone else being bullied... 

• tell the person acting like a bully to stop; 

• talk to a teacher; 

• don't watch or join in; 

• try to change the subject; 

• try to comfort and/or include the person who's being targeted; and 

• explain to the person being bullied that it's nothing to do with them—it's about the other person's behaviour.



If you are cyberbullied: 

• don't respond to the message or image; 

• save the evidence;

• block and delete the sender; 

• report the situation to the website or Internet service provider; and 

• tell trusted people—friends, adults, teachers, parents and police if necessary.


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.

School Expectations

Our school's expectations are for our students to be safe,  kind, proud and respectful learners.