Frenchs Forest Public School

Young Minds - Bright Futures

Telephone02 9451 6353

Emailfrenchsfor-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

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.

School procedures

The following procedures apply to students at our school.

Adverse weather procedures

Frenchs Forest Public School aims to provide a safe, secure and sheltered enviornment during wet and windy weather for all staff and students.  Download and view the Frenchs Forest Public School Adverse weather procedures (PDF 92KB).

Anti-bullying procedures

Frenchs Forest Public School aims to provide an inclusive environment, where diversity is affirmed and individual differences are respected. Any behaviour that adversely impacts teaching and learning and/or interferes with the wellbeing of students will not be accepted. Download and view the Frenchs Forest Public School Anti-bullying procedures (PDF 98KB).

Attendance procedures

Regular attendance at school for every student is essential if students are to achieve their potential, and increase their career and life options. Application forms for exemption from school are available through the Skoolbag app in e-forms. Download and view the Frenchs Forest Public School Attendance procedures (PDF 101KB).

Awards procedures

There is a school-wide, collective responsibility for student learning and success, which is shared by parents and students. Download and view the Frenchs Forest Public School Awards procedures (PDF 797KB).

Bike and scooter procedures

At FFPS we aim to support parents to develop positive attitudes and safe behaviours in children as cyclists and users of the road and shared walkways. Download and view the Frenchs Forest Public School Bike and scooter procedures (PDF 115KB).

Class formation procedures

The formation and staffing of classes for a new school year is an important consideration in the educational life of each child. Download and view the Frenchs Forest Public School Class formation procedures (PDF 478KB).

Homework procedures

Homework is a valuable part of schooling. It allows for practising, extending and consolidating work done in class. Homework provides training for students in plannning and organising time and develops a range of skills in identifying and using information resources. Additionally, it establishes habits of study, concentration and self-discipline. Download and view the Frenchs Forest Public School Homework procedures (PDF 108KB)

Learning support procedures

Students in regular classes who experience difficulties in basic areas of learning and behaviour, regardless of the cause, are supported through learning and support resources available at our school. Download and view the Frenchs Forest Public School Learning Support Procedures (PDF 212KB).

Performance and development procedures

Effective performance and developpment requires a collaborative and supportive workplace commited to a positive culture of ongoing learning by individuals and teams. Download and view the Frenchs Forest Public School Performance and development staff procedures (PDF 109KB).

Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) procedures

At Frenchs Forest Public School we strive to make our school environment a happy and safe place. We aim to provide a positive teaching and learning environment which is guided by a core curriculum and implemented with consistent expectations for all students across the whole school. Download and view the Frenchs Forest Public School Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) procedures (PDF 738KB).

Protecting and supporting children procedures

At Frenchs Forest Public School our staff are well versed in their responsibilities in regards to their students safety. View our protecting and supporting children policy below. Download and view the Frenchs Forest Public School Protecting and supporting children procedures (PDF 87KB).

Representative sport selection procedures

The procedures for selecting students for competition teams and awarding sport awards must be transparent and operational. Download and view the Frenchs Forest Public School Representative sport selection procedures (PDF 517KB).

Student leadership procedures

Frenchs Forest Public School places a high value on the development of leadership skills within our students, endeavouring to support those who aspire to leadership positions and helping all students improve their individual leadership capabilities. Download and view the Frenchs Forest Public School Student leadership procedures (PDF 847KB).

Sun protection procedures

Frenchs Forest Public School aims to provide a safe school environment for students and staff, including the provision of adequate protection from the sun throughout the year. Download and view the Frenchs Forest Public School Sun protection procedures (PDF 94KB).

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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