Adelong Public School

Knowledge Is Gold

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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.

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.


Children need to develop a habit of doing homework. Homework is usually a revision and reinforcement of work already covered within the class. Approximate guidelines for daily homework are:

  • Infants up to 15 minutes 
  • Junior Primary up to 30 minutes 
  • Senior Primary up to 45 minutes

Lost property

A ‘lost property box’ is located outside the staffroom, should you be looking for missing clothes. Please ensure that your child’s name is on all articles of clothing.

Illness or injury

If your child becomes ill at school, you or the “emergency contact” will be notified. In the case of an accident the same procedure will be followed. If we are unable to contact you and emergency care is required, an ambulance will be called.

Sick children should be kept at home and not sent to school.

It is most important that the school is provided with up-to-date contact details.


Medication can only be given at school with the written permission of the parent.

Please administer medication before or after school if possible, however, if it is essential for your child to have medication during the school day, it must be labelled with:

  • Name of child and his/her class
  • Name of medication
  • Specific instructions for administering: dosage, time to be given

Medication should be placed in a bag or container and delivered to the school office. Never leave medication in your child’s school bag.

Nut free zone

We have children at Adelong Public School with severe allergies to PEANUTS and other NUT PRODUCTS. So to limit the exposure, we are asking that students do not bring these products to School.