Tamworth Public School

Excellence in Primary Education

Telephone02 6766 2016


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:

Application for Extended Leave - Travel 

Application for Extended Leave - Travel forms are required when a student will be absent from school for more than three days.

Families are encouraged to travel during school holidays. If travel during school term is necessary, discuss this with your child's school principal. An 'Application for Extended Leave -Travel' may need to be completed. Absences relating to travel will be marked as leave on the roll and therefore, contribute to your child's total absences for the year.

To apply for leave, you should read the School Attendance Policy and then complete the Application for Extented Leave -Travel. Return the completed form to the school along with relevant travel documentation such as an e-ticket, booking confirmation or itinerary (in the case of non-flight bound travel within Australia only).

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.