Governor Philip King Public School

Striving for Personal Excellence

Telephone02 9610 8955

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.

Safe respectful learning

Governor Philip King is committed to promoting the highest standards of behaviour and learning. Students are provided with a quality education so that they can learn to the best of their ability and become self-disciplined, safe, respectful learners. It creates a safe, caring school environment in which students are nurtured as they learn. Students are engaged in learning experiences that demonstrate skills to be safe, be respectful and to be a learner. In creating a positive school environment we acknowledge the right and responsibilities of students, staff and parents in maintaining respectful relationships that value the individuals within the standard of safe, respectful learning.