Blackheath Public School

A community-based school offering an outstanding education.

Telephone02 4787 8253

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.

Coming to school

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:

Application for Extended Leave - travel

Please complete this form to request any leave for travel or holiday purposes that is outside of school holiday periods.

Application for Extended Leave - travel

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.

School Welfare Procedures

School Welfare Procedures (PDF 0.4 MB)

School Snow, Bushfire and Grassfire Procedures

School Snow and Bushfire Procedures (PDF 34 KB)

Bushfire and Grassfire Response Plan

School Anti-Bullying Plan

Anti-Bullying Plan

Behaviour Code

Digital Devices and Online Services procedure

Digital and online services procedures.