Newtown Public School

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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.

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.

Students of Newtown Public School wrote and committed to their own school rules for each learning area. The image below is an example of the Classroom and Playground rules.

They have also written and agreed to the rules for the following areas:

  • Library
  • Walkways
  • School hall
  • Technology use
  • Toilets
  • Out of School Hours Care

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:

Bullying Prevention

The Department of Education’s Behaviour Code for Students requires students to be inclusive and respect other students, their teachers, school staff, and community members, and to not bully, harass, intimidate, or discriminate against anyone in our schools. Newtown Public School has measures in place for preventing and responding to student bullying. The policy and procedures document and referral form are below:

SunSmart Policy

Newtown PS is a SunSmart School. Our school collaborates with the Cancer Council NSW to encourage SunSmart behaviours with students, staff and our community. 

Our SunSmart Policy outlines our school’s approach to teaching and promoting SunSmart protective behaviours.


The Newtown Public School Wellbeing Policy forms the basis of our school's focus on: holistic student centered wellbeing initiatives; high expectations for behaviour that supports everyone in experiencing success in our school learining environment and; bullying prevention and response processes.