Coonabarabran Public School

Strive to Achieve

Telephone02 6842 1771

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:

What to do if your child is late or needs to leave class early

You need to present your child to the Front Office to obtain a late note after 9.30am.  If you know your child requires a leave pass, please obtain one from the Front Office which then can be presented to the classroom teacher.  If your child returns to school after using a leave pass they need to return to the Front Office so the class roll can be adjusted.

Download the Student Absence (DOCX 10KB) for more information.

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.