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Hampden Park Public School

Hampden Park Public School

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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.

School Hours:

Students are supervised from 8.30am, students are to come into the Cola before school. Parents are not to be on the school grounds in the morning. , Please leave your child at the gate, and our staff will assist with entry into the school.

School starts at 9:00am, we have a warning bell at 8:55am to ensure all students are ready to learn on time. 

School finishes at 3pm. Our office closes at 3.15pm. 

If you have any questions please contact their teacher via Seesaw. 

Break Times:

Break 1: 11:00am  - 11: 30am  Break 2: 1:30pm - 2:00pm


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:

Missing school means your child misses out on vital information and maintaining learning routines. This can result in a loss of confidence and missing out on forming vital friendships.

Attendance is recorded each day. As a parent or caregiver you are responsible for ensuring your child attends school every day, including sports days unless your child:

  • has an unavoidable medical or dental appointment (preferably these should be made after school or during holidays)
  • is required to attend a recognised religious holiday
  • is required to attend an exceptional or urgent family circumstance (such as attending a funeral)
  • is sick, or has an infectious illness.

If you are having difficulty getting your child to attend school regularly, you might like to talk to the school principal or the school counsellor.

If your child has to be absent from school for any reason, including arriving late or leaving early, please either tell your child's teacher or the administration assistant at our school, or explain the reason by phone, email, or written note as soon as possible and within seven days.

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.

1. Act Safely

2. Be in the right place at the right time

3. Take care with your actions and words

Any behaviour that infringes on other people's safety such as harassment, bullying or any illegal behaviour will not be tolerated at our school.

Department policies

New policy library is now live

We're changing the way we deliver information online - making things simpler, faster and easier to use. On Wednesday, 14 December we moved where the policies are kept, to a policy library on our new platform.

This library contains all policies and related information in one place. You can view the policy library at the new address education.nsw.gov.au/policy-libraryopens in a new window.

Take some time to familiarise yourself as the policies may not be in the places you're used to. Please update any links and favourite pages as well.