Drummoyne Public School

The heart of our community

Telephone02 9181 2636


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:

If your child is late, please bring them to the 'late note window' at the front office. Your child's name and class will be recorded there, and he/she will be given a 'late pass' to hand to the class teacher.

Please keep late arrivals to a minimum. They are disruptive for the other students in the class and the teacher. Late students may struggle to complete class work if they have missed the start of the lesson, important instructions or announcements. Your understanding and cooperation are appreciated.

Children are not permitted to leave school early without written permission from the parent/caregiver (please come to the front office to sign out your child). This applies also to special days (example Sports Carnivals, Education Week) when the school cannot allow a child to leave early with anyone other than the child's parent/carer unless written permission has been received.

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.