Tacoma Public School

"Do for others what you want them to do for you."

Telephone02 4353 1154


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:

Children are required by law to attend school regularly.  If a child is absent, a note explaining the reason for absence should be given to the teacher on the child's return to school.  At Tacoma Public School we have access to a Home School Liaison Officer who is available to assist children with attendance problems.

No school child is allowed to leave the school premises during school hours unless the principal has given permission.  Children arriving late to school must be signed in at the office before proceeding to class.  Any student leaving school early must be signed out by the parent/carer or nominated representative.

To ensure your child's safety, it is important to advise the school should there be Court Orders relative to the student.

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.