Hillsborough Public School

Learning every day in every way

Telephone02 4943 5695


Rules and policies

Rules and policies are in place to make sure your child remains safe and well at school.

Our school follows the department's Work Health and Safety (WHS) Policy for work health and safety requirements including the department's commitment to the health and safety of everyone in its workplaces. 

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.

Homework policy

We are currently reviewing our school Homework Policy to ensure it is providing the most effective learning for our students.

We have attached a PowerPoint presentation that briefly covers the most important background material for our policy review.

Please take a moment to complete our community consultation survey and to help us design an approach to homework that genuinely reflects the needs of our kids and our community.

Homework policy review (PPTX 2742KB)

Community consultation 2016 (PDF 268KB)