Ocean Shores Public School

Do Your Best

Telephone02 6680 2766


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:

Application for extended leave

Families are encouraged to travel during the school holidays. If travel during school term is necessary, discuss this with your child's school Principal. An 'Application for Extended Leave' form may need to be completed. Absences relating to travel will be marked as 'leave' on the roll and, therefore, contribute to your child's total absences for the year.

To apply for leave, please read the School Attendance Policy and the Student Attendance in Government Schools Procedures and then complete the Application for Extended Leave form.

Return the completed form to the school along with relevant travel documentation such as an e-ticket or intinerary (in the case of non-flight bound travel within Australia only).