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Gordon East Public School

Gordon East Public School

Safe Respectful Learners

Telephone02 9498 2011


Policies and procedures

Policies and procedures 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:

Extended leave - travel

In line with the Department of Education`s attendance policy, parents are to take holidays with their child during school vacation periods. For periods of leave 5 days or more during the term due to travel, an application for extended leave travel form must be completed at least 2-4 weeks prior to the intended date of absense for the Principal`s consideration. Educational, social and participation reasons should be specified on the application along with a copy of the travel itinerary or e-ticket and destination.




Class Formation Procedures

At Gordon East PS we have clear and consistent procedures in the formation and structure of classes at Gordon East Public School so that each student is treated equitably, according to their needs, within the organisational structure decided by the school. Download and view our: Class Formation Procedures

Communicating and Approaching the School Procedures

The staff at Gordon East Public School (GEPS) are committed to working in partnership with its families and community to develop positive relationships that support the education and wellbeing of all GEPS students. Download and view our: Communicating and Approaching the School Procedures

Digital Device Procedures

This procedure provides a consistent framework for the safe, responsible and respectful use of digital devices and online services by students in our school. It sets out the shared responsibilities of school staff, students and parents and carers.

Download and view our: Digital Device Procedures

Enrolment Procedures

At Gordon East PS we have enrolment procedures in relation to enrolling in our school. For more information on how to enrol please vist enrolment

Download and view our: Enrolment Procedures

School Community Charter

The following School Community Charter outlines the responsibilities of parents, carers, educators and school staff in NSW public schools to ensure our learning environments are collaborative, supportive and cohesive.

Download and view: The department’s School Community Charter

Sport Procedures

All students at Gordon East PS are provided with opportunities to participate in a range of sporting activities and programs suitable for their ability and interests. Sport assists in the development of a healthy lifestyle by promoting physical activity.

Download and view our: Sport Procedures

Student Leadership procedures

Gordon East Public School places a high value on the development of leadership skills for all our students.

Download and view our: Student Leadership Procedures

Sun protection 

Gordon East Public School has a policy of 'no hat, play in the shade'. All children are encouraged to wear a wide-brimmed school hat, as per our uniform policy, for all outside activities. Without a hat children are to remain in the shaded areas during recess and lunch times. Hats are essential for sports participation.

Other measures include the following: 

  • ensuring that there are adequate shade areas
  • having outside activities at appropriate times of the day 
  • having subjects within subject areas such as physical education.

Working With children Check (WWCC) Procedures

In accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012, the safety, welfare and well-being of children is the paramount consideration in the operation of this policy and the Working with Children Check Procedures. This procedure outlines the WWCC process and the obligations of the Department and its workers under the legislation concerning volunteers.

Download and view our: Working With Children Check (WWCC) Procedures