Galston Public School

Honest work and fair play

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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.


As schools exist in a society where incidents of bullying behaviour may occur, Galston Public School's Anti-bullying Plan sets out the processes for preventing and responding to student bullying. 


At Galston Public School, we work together with families to regularly monitor part and whole day absences and provide support structures where applicable. Download and view our Attendance Procedures and Guidelines.

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)

The purpose of this policy is to clarify what is considered acceptable and unacceptable student use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), including the internet, shared network drives, laptops and tablets. Galston Public School embraces student use of ICT in the belief that it enables students to learn in a multitude of different and powerful ways with great efficiency. Download and view our ICT User Agreement Procedures and Guidelines. Download and view our Portable Digital Device Policy.

School supervision

Children are supervised before school and during recess and lunchtimes. Teachers commence morning supervision at 8:25am. Students should not arrive at school before this time. It is important that students are punctual in arriving at school.

Late arrivals cause interruptions to the whole class, as well as disadvantaging the students who are late. It is beneficial for students to arrive at school approximately ten minutes before the bell sounds. This will provide a chance to get their school bags in place, speak to the teacher if necessary, and perhaps have a chat with classmates and friends. No teacher supervision is provided after school, apart from bus students who are accompanied to the bus stop by a teacher. 

Student leadership

Galston Public School aims to develop opportunities for leadership and service to the school community. We want our students to be informed and empowered through student voice and choice.

Children in their final years at primary school are given the opportunity to demonstrate and develop responsibility. Download and view our Student Leadership Procedures.

Student wellbeing and discipline 

At Galston Public School, we support the safety and wellbeing of all students in an environment where effective learning can occur. Download and view our Student Wellbeing and Discipline Procedures. Download and view our Behaviour Support and Management Plan.