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Lake Munmorah Public School

Lake Munmorah Public School

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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:

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.

Right & Responsibilities

The Fair Discipline Code at Lake Munmorah Public School sets out children's rights and responsibilities while at school and outlines the steps that will be taken to safeguard those rights and maintain responsible behaviour.   

Student responsibilities

You have a responsibility to:   

  • allow others to work without being disturbed - This means that you quietly make good use of your time, and do not disturb others.
  • complete your work and to do your best - This means that you do your best with your class tasks and homework, being sure to complete them on time.
  • help make school a good place to be - This means being thoughtful, respectful and courteous to others.
  • take care of property - This means that you take good care of school property, and respect the property of others.

Student rights

You have the right to:

  • be an individual at school - This means you should not be treated unfairly because you are tall or short, boy or girl, or because it takes you a little longer to get the right answer.
  • be respected and treated with kindness at school - This means that others should not laugh at you, make fun of you, or deliberately hurt your feelings.
  • express yourself - This means that you may talk freely about your ideas and feelings, at appropriate times, provided your tone and manner is respectful and not derogatory towards staff or peers. It also means that your side of the story will be heard, if you are accused of breaking a rule.
  • a safe school - This means that Lake Munmorah Public school should provide safe classrooms, equipment and rules to ensure your safety at school.

Teachers and other staff rights     

Teachers and staff have a right to be safe and happy at school

This means that teachers and other staff will not be subject to any form of verbal abuse, physical violence or harassment from any member of our school community.