Kent Road Public School

Learn to Live

Telephone02 9878 2884

Rules and policies

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

Positive Behaviour for Engaging Learners (PBEL)

At Kent Road our students thrive in a safe, inclusive and nurturing environment.

Our Student Welfare policy is based on a research-based approach called Positive Behaviour for Engaging Learners. (PBEL)

PBEL is a whole school program that provides students and teachers with a positive, proactive system for defining, teaching and supporting appropriate student behaviours.  PBEL sets expectations for student behaviour for all students and situations. 

Students are regularly recognised and rewarded for demonstrating appropriate behaviour. PBEL provides a consistent, fair and holistic approach to behaviour management rhat encourages positive behaviour in all areas of school life.

At Kent Road we have three expectations which flow through all areas of school and home life.

Values are taught in the classroom to help our students to:

  • develop a love of learning
  • pursue excellence and high standards
  • develop care and respect for themselves and others
  • take pride in their work
  • exhibit a strong sense of fairness and social justice
  • have respect for and understanding of Australia's history including the cultures and experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first peoples of Australia, and Australia as a multicultural society
  • have an appreciation of Australia's history and multicultural society
  • actively participate as citizens.

All students are expected to:

  • attend school every day, unless they are legally excused
  • be in class on time and prepared to learn
  • maintain a neat appearance and follow the school uniform policy
  • behave safely, considerately and responsibly including when travelling to and from school
  • follow class rules, speak courteously and cooperate with instructions and learning activities
  • treat staff, other students and members of the school community with dignity and respect
  • care for property belonging to themselves, the school and others.

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

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