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:
Missing school means you child misses out on vital information and maintaining learning routines. This can result in a loss of confidence and forming vital friendships.
Attendance is recorded each day. As a parent or caregiver you are responsible for ensuring your child attends school every day, including sports days unless your child:
has an unavoidable medical or dental appointment (preferably these should be made after school or during school holidays)
is required to attend a recognised religous holiday
is required to attend an exceptional or urgent family circumstance (such as a funeral)
is sick or has an infectious illness
If you are having difficulty getting your child to attend school regularly, you might like to talk to the school principal or the school counsellor.
If your child has to be absent from school for any reason, inlcuding arriving late or leaving early, please notify the school as soon as possible. Explanations can be provided by phone, email or a written note to the class teacher.
If your child's absence has not been explained after 7 days, you will receive an email requesting an explanation.
At Jerrabomberra, our core values about BEING RESPONSIBLE are: RESPECT, SAFETY, HONESTY