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:
Download the "Skoolbag" App as this is a major mode of communication with parents. This free app can be applied to your phone or tablet and will initially be mainly used to provide / push notifications (alerts) to users. This is an initiative from our school's P&C.
"Skoolbag" will supplement our current methods of communication that will remain in place such as the weekly "Wavelength", our email database of parents and the school's website. All school activity / excursion permission notes, student term invoices and the "Wavelength" are available from the link below.
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.
Our school PBEL (Positive Behaviours Engaging Learners) values as outlined below, form the simple behaviour code that all students, staff and members of our school community are expected to show.
These values are displayed in each classroom and learning spaces throughout the school. Students at Avalon Public School are expected to show:
- PERSONAL BEST
In the first few weeks of the school year, students will be taught what respect, responsibility and personal best actually look like within the school.
Each class will talk about and agree on classroom expectations which, when followed, will make the classroom a safe and happy place to work.
These expectations will be displayed in the room as a reminder.