Bega Valley Public School

Respect, Responsibility, Cooperation, Friendship

Telephone02 6492 1280

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:

At BVPS we actively encourage high attendance with all our students. We do this by making our school a safe, happy and engaging place to learn.

Our school attendance goal is that on average students attend for 92% of the time. This means that students should have on average not more than 15 days off per year.

Research indicates that achieving this attendance allows children to form stronger friendships and have a higher understanding of curriculum. Whilst we understand that for children who chronically ill this is difficult and as such we have separate goals for them in negotiation with families.

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.