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Waitara Public School

Waitara Public School

Respect, Responsibility, Personal Best

Telephone02 9489 3105


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:

Our school uses the Schoolzine app to communicate with parents and carers. The digital platform also allows parents and carers to communicate with us.

If your child is away from school, simply go on to the Schoolzine app and click 'Absentee.'  A digital form will open for you to complete. Simply click 'Submit' once finished and this form can be instantly processed by our School Administration Staff.

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.

Cyber Safety Solutions

CyberSafetySolutions provides advice to a wide range of organisations as well as providing simple to use links for ParentsKids and Schools. For more information, visit the Cyber safety solutions website.