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.
Young people below the age of 17 who have completed Year 10 must be:
in school, or registered for home schooling
in approved education or training, such as a traineeship, apprenticeship or TAFE
in full-time paid employment (average 25 hours a week)
in a combination of work, education and/or training (average of 25 hours a week combined).
Students 17 years and over who are enrolled in school must attend school regularly to meet HSC course requirements.
As a parent or carer, you are responsible for ensuring your child attends school every day when they are of compulsory school age. You must explain all absences to the school within 7 days.
For more information about compulsory school attendance, visit:
Fowler Road School is intended as a 12 to 18 month intervention that supports students in regular public schools close to their homes (home schools). The program has an emphasis on working with home schools to facilitate students' attendance there with minimal difficulties.
Whilst Fowler Road School supports a student focused approach, daily afternoon attendance at Home School is an essential part of every student’s intervention. A general guideline (PDF 18KB) shows how daily opportunities for students to practice and generalise social skills learnt at Fowler Road School can be applied to the real world regular school environment.
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.
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.
At Fowler Road School, we obey our school rules (PDF 68KB) to ensure the students feel safe, and that their welfare and well-being are taken care of. Any behaviour that infringes on other people's safety such as harassment, serious bullying, agressive behaviour, physical violence or any illegal behaviour will not be tolerated at our school.
Equity (PDF 27KB) is important in our school. We emphasis greatly on equity that involves Aboriginal education, gender equity, socio-economic issues, multicultural issues, and seek to eliminate racism and discrimination.
All our student information (PDF 19KB) are kept in a school file. Students' attendances are important and are taken each day by an allocated person. Based on all the information, programs and reports are made.