Peakhurst Public School

Promoting Effort and Excellence in a Caring Environment

Telephone02 9153 9157

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.

Values are taught in the classroom to help our students to:

  • develop a love of learning
  • pursue excellence and high standards
  • develop care and respect for themselves and others
  • take pride in their work
  • exhibit a strong sense of fairness and social justice
  • have respect for and understanding of Australia's history including the cultures and experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first peoples of Australia, and Australia as a multicultural society
  • have an appreciation of Australia's history and multicultural society
  • actively participate as citizens.

The following policies applies to Peakhurst Public School:

Our School Core Values:

  • Care
  • Excellence
  • Fairness
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
Our School Expectations
  • Be Safe
  • Be Respectful
  • Be Responsible
  • Be an Active learner

Anti Racism Contact Officer

Racism has damaging effects on individuals, school communities and society. Schools play a critical role in developing understandings of racism, responding to incidents of racism and preparing students for responsible and effective citizenship in Australian society.

Peakhurst PS has a trained Anti-Racism Contact Officer (ARCO) to facilitate the complaints handling process and promote anti-racism education in the school. Ms Zanetti is the trained ARCO who is the central point of contact for complaints of racism in the school.