Kotara South Public School

Strive to Achieve

Telephone02 4957 5319


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.

Anti-bullying Plan

Kotara South Public School rejects all forms of bullying behaviours, including online (or cyber) bullying by maintaining a commitment to providing a safe, inclusive and respectful learning community that promotes student wellbeing. Executive staff are committed to establishing evidence-based approaches and strategies that promote a positive climate where bullying is less likely to occur.
Please see our full Anti-bulling Plan.


SAFE, RESPECTFUL LEARNERS: at Kotara South, we pride ourselves on our school culture. We work hard to show our values in everything we do. This year, we have a new perspective of the Behaviour Agreement. For years we have had a whole school program for all students to have the 'right and responsibility' to be safe, be a learner and be respectful. The NSW Dept. of Education also have similar focus with their Student Charter.  At the start of this term, all classes have been reviewing the Safe, Respectful Learners values initiative. See an example of this work further on in the Newsletter.  These words are our commitment to action in our school. This is the high standard we hold ourselves against. I strongly encourage all our parents to review this information that was shared with you at the Meet the Teachers BBQ and discuss with your child.  Another copy is attached below for your reference.