Ryde Public School

Life long learning

Telephone02 9809 3181


Rules and policies

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.

Rules and policies are in place to make sure your child remains safe and well at school.

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.

Respect for Learning

—  strive for excellence

—  participate actively as a learner

—  listen to and follow instructions

—   be prepared

Respect for Self

—  be a responsible citizen

—   wear full school uniform with pride

—   accept the consequences of your actions

—  be a problem solver

Respect for Others and our environment

—    play and work co-operatively

—    use all equipment safely

—   make safe choices

—    respect all areas





This policy aims to provide a common understanding of the homework requirements of our school. Download and view our homework policy (DOCX 83KB) and homework policy appendix (DOCX 30KB)