Glenhaven Public School

Striving For Excellence

Telephone02 9634 3675

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:

A written explanation is required for each partial or full day absence from school. Notes should be forwarded to the class teacher the day your child returns to school. Where an absence is likely to exceed three days, the school should be advised.

Please do not send children to school if they are sick. If you are required to collect your child from class before the end of the day, please call in at the front office for an Early Release slip. Similarly, if your child is late for school, you must report to the office and fill in a Late Arrival Slip.

Changes of circumstances 

Parents are asked to promptly advise the school of any change of address, phone numbers, emergency contacts, or procedures for picking up children.


In cases where a parent has been granted custody by the court, the documents will need to be sighted by the Principal.

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.

Discipline and well-being policy

At Glenhaven Public School endeavors to promote, for all students and staff, a healthy safe, ordered, supportive, secure and caring environment, which is conducive to teaching and learning. Download and view Discipline and Wellbeing Policy.

Anti-bullying plan policy 

At Glenhaven Public School, we believe that preventing and responding to bullying behaviour in learning and working environments is a shared responsibility of all department staff, students, parents, caregivers and members of the wider school community. Download and view anti-bullying plan 2023 and GPS anti-bullying policy.

Attendance policy 

At Glenhaven Public School, we believe that regular attendance at school is essential if students are to maximise their potential. For more information, download and view Student Attendance Policy

Mobile phone policy 

At Glenhaven Public School acknowledges that there is a range of rapidly changing portable technologies available in today’s society. This policy is designed to ensure that potential issues can be clearly identified and addressed, ensuring that the benefits that mobile phone provide can continue to be enjoyed by students. Download and view Mobile Phone And Social Media Policy 2017 (PDF213.2KB)

Student supervision policy and procedures 

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that all students at Glenhaven Public School are safe and their duty of care in supervising students. Download and view Student Supervision Policy and Procedures.

Visitor code of conduct 

At Glenhaven Public School, a code of conduct for parents and visitors ensures that everyone who visits the school site is able to do so in a safe and harmonious manner to ensure that students, staff, parents and other visitors are not subjected to aggressive, hostile or violent behaviours. Download and view Code of Conduct for Visitors and Volunteers 2017 (PDF206.6KB).

Student leadership policy

At Glenhaven Public School, a Student Leadership Policy has been developed as student leaders have the potential to influence the school environment and the behaviour of their fellow students by becoming advocates for positive change in the school community. Download and view Student Leadership Policy.