Mowbray Public School

Together is better

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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:

Extended Leave of Absence from School - Travel

Students who are taking leave of absence of 6 school days or more are required to seek the Principal's approval by completing an Application for Extended Leave - Travel.  

Parents and caregivers should complete the form and provide supporting documentation that shows the students name and the dates of travel, such as a travel itinerary, flight/cruise tickets (return tickets) or accommodation booking confirmation (domestic travel).

Please bring the completed Extended Leave Form and the supporting documentation to Office or email scanned copies to the The Principal will acknowledge the leave and the Office will issue you with a Certificate Extended Leave for your records.

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.

Student leadership

Please view our Student Leadership Procedure to understand the practise of student leadership at Mowbray Public School.