Rous Public School

A 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:

Emergency Management Plan

Rous Public school is a Category 2 Bushfire zone.

During the school term, when the NSW Rural Fire Service declares a Catastrophic Fire Danger Rating for the Rous area the NSW Department of Education’s policy requires the school to temporarily cease operations for the following day. This means the school will be non-operational on these days. 

For more information about our Bushfire response plan, visit:

Bushfire Response Plan


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.