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:
Parents are requested to send a note to the class teacher advising the reason for your child's absence from school. Blank absence notes are provided to parents in the clear wallet issued to all families.
Class teachers advise the Principal after a student has been absent without reason for 3 consecutive days, or for 6 days within any three month period, where no or an unsatisfactory explanation has been given.
Suggestions that may help if your child has been, or is going to be absent.
- Is or was sick: advise your child's teacher by note.
- Has an appointment: advise your child's teacher by note.
- Is going on vacation: advise your child's teacher of the anticipated length of absence.
- Is, or was, absent: advise your child's teacher of the reason for the absence.
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.
- Absent notes (PDF 32.8 KB)
- Change of routine (PDF 32.7 KB)
- Please refer to the Department of Education for Student Welfare
Here are the rules, drop-off area and notes for before and after school safe vehical and pedestrian student arrivals and departures are:
- Download the drop-off zone school rules.
- Download school's drop-off pick-up area map.
- Download drop-off and pick up note.
The New South Wales Health Department recommends that all children entering school be immunised. Your child will be in contact with many other children and infectious diseases spread easily in these conditions.
BPPS is Nut Aware
Some children have food allergies and food related anaphylaxis.
Common food allergens include peanuts and tree nuts ( such as cashews and walnuts), sesame, egg, cows milk, shellfish, fish and soy.
At Banora Point Public School we are a nut aware school. This means we request that all nuts and any food containing nuts are not to be brought to school.
Parents are asked to check ingredients of products and recipes made at home before sending food.
Children are reminded to never share food.
Parents, students and community members can contact the school for further information.