Erskineville Public School

Your Community School for the Future

Telephone02 9557 5206

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.

Absentee form 

If your child is going to be absent from school, please call the school office to let them know as soon as possible. Please send this completed note to school on the first day back after your child's absence.

View Erskineville Public School absentee form (PDF 105KB).

Application for extended leave 

At Erskineville Public School, students may undertake extended periods of leave from their studies. For the school to allow such period of leave, documentation must be signed.

View Erskineville Public School application for extended leave (PDF 85KB).

Exemption certificate

At Erskineville Public School if students wish to apply for an exemption for either enrolment or attendance, they must first complete this documentation.

View Erskineville Public School exemption certificate (PDF 93KB).