Cessnock West Public School

Innovative quality education in a caring environment

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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.

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.

Accreditation of teachers in NSW government school policy   

Assisting students with learning difficulties   

Anti-bullying plan 2024

Flowchart for responding to bullying  

Code of Conduct 2017   

Complaints handling policy 2017  

Curriculum planning and programming assessing and reporting to parents  

Enrolment of students in NSW Government schools 

CWPS excursion policy  

Incident reporting policy  

Leading and managing the school policy  

Protecting and supporting children and young people policy  

Attendance policy  

Sport and physical activity policy 

Student discipline in NSW Government schools policy 

Student health in NSW Public schools policy

Student wellbeing policy

Work, health and safety policy   

Working with children check policy