Normanhurst Public School

Be Respectful, Be Responsible & Strive for Success

Telephone02 9489 1152

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:

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.

Anti-bullying plan 

Normanhurst Public School is committed to fostering the academic, social and emotional development of all students. Our anti-bullying plan is a whole school approach which puts in place strategies to deal with bullying issues should they arise. Download and view our anti-bullying plan.

Student leadership procedures 

At Normanhurst Public School. we focus on developing our students leadership skills through formal leadership programs and practical leadership experiences. This approach recognises that students can be leaders across many different areas and that leadership skills learnt in primary school can lay the foundations for future leadership success. Download and view our leadership procedures (PDF 307KB).

Student discipline plan

We strive to provide a positive and engaging learning community where students develop the knowledge, skills and values to be respectful, to be responsible and to strive for success.

Our student discipline plan reflects the Student Discipline in Government Schools Policy. All incidences of inappropriate behaviour will be treated in accordance with all relevant NSW Department of Education policies and procedures. Download and view our Discipline Plan

Student use of digital devices and online services procedure 

The procedure guides student use of digital devices and online services at Normanhurst Public School. We acknowledge the educational value of digital devices and online services in supporting and enhancing educational outcomes and student wellbeing. We recognise they may cause harm if used inappropriately and that we need to support our students to use them in safe, responsible and respectful ways. 
Download and view our Student Use of Digital Devices and Online Services Procedure. 

Homework Policy

The Homework Policy is based on the NSW Department of Education and Communities Homework Policy (2012). It has been compiled with qualitative data collection from the whole school community and based on current research into the purpose and benefits of homework.

Download and view our Homework Policy.