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Doonside Public School

Doonside Public School

Excellence in Education

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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.

These policies are currently under review.

Code of conduct (pdf 550 KB)    

Cyber bullying (pdf 913 KB)   

DPS Excursion Policy (pdf 431 KB)

DPS Library Policy (pdf 345 KB) 

DPS Professional Learning P (pdf 418 KB)

History Scope & sequence (pdf 292 KB)  

Science & Tech Sc & Sequ (pdf 310 KB)

School Excellence Framework (pdf 606 KB) 

Homework Policy / guide (pdf 339 KB)

Parent Expectations (pdf 472 KB) 

DPS Gifted & Talented Policy (pdf 164 KB)

DPS Program Policy (pdf 203 KB) 

DPS Repetition of students (pdf 1902 KB)

DPS Response to Violence (pdf 340 KB) 

Staff & Student expectation (pdf 137 KB) 

Text type Sc & Seque (pdf 587 KB)

Working with Children Check (pdf 462 KB)

Student Welfare, Good Behaviour Policy  (pdf)