Illawong Public School

Respectful, Responsible Learners

Telephone02 9543 1604

Rules and policies

Visit the NSW Department of Education’s policy library for all current operational policies.

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.

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Application for Extended Leave

Families are encouraged to travel during school holidays.  If travel during school term is necessary, discuss this with the school.  An Application for Extended Leave may need to be completed.  Absences relating to travel will be marked as leave on the roll and therefore contribute to your child's total absences for the year.  In some circumstances students may be eligible to enrol in distance education for travel periods over 50 school days.  This should be discussed with the school.

Our school uses the department's School Community Charter to ensure all of our communication is collaborative and respectful.

2024 Student Leadership Guidelines

At Illawong Public School, we focus on developing our students' leadership skills through formal leadership opportunities and pracitcal leadership experiences. Students can be leaders across many different areas, the skills learn in primary school lays the foundation for early success. 

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2024 Student Code of Conduct

Our school is preparing young people for rewarding lives as engaged citizens in a complex and dynamic society. To achieve this purpose, we need to work together in ways that uphold our values and maintain positive relationships amongst our students and the wider school community. Our Code of Conduct helps set high standards to guide our students towards continued success and wellbeing. 

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Rules and policies are in place to make sure your child remains safe and well at school.