East Maitland Public School

Respect Responsibility Learning

Telephone02 4933 7524


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.

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.

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:

Visitors register


In the interest of the child protection and general safety issues all visitors to East Maitland Public School are to sign the visitors register in the office area. All class support volunteers are to complete a prohibited employment declaration.


All visitors, classroom helpers and canteen helpers are to wear a visitors badge when on site. These are available from the sign on area.