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Katoomba Public School

Katoomba Public School

Knowledge Promotes Success

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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.

Positive behaviour for learning

Katoomba Public School is a cohesive and inclusive environment delivering quality teaching, through high expectations, cooperation and positive attitudes; all within a motivating, safe and happy environment.

Katoomba Public School is a Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) school. PBL is a student welfare program which focuses on the positives, rather than negatives and encourages students to achieve social competence and academic achievements. At Katoomba Public School, our students Value Theirselves, Care for Others and Respect the Environment.

The PBL program focuses on positive behaviours appropriate for each setting in the school, such as in the classroom or in the hallway. It is a way for students to become accustomed to the universal language adopted by the staff that focuses on the achievements of these positive behaviours.

PBL is a way to teach positive behaviours, social skills and makes it easier for our students to learn. It teaches all students what is expected and creates a support structure of behaviour that helps students to find success in demonstrating school-appropriate behaviours.

PBL is a broad range of systemic and indiviualised strategies for achieving important social and learning outcomes while preventing problem behaviour. (OSEP Center on PBIS)

Our School Expectations

Our school expectations are visually displayed and taught in every setting. They are:

  • Value Myself
  • Care for Others
  • Respect the Environment.

Anti-bullying Plan

Our school has an Anti-bullying Plan that outlines how we promote a school culture that is building respectful relationships and an ethos that bullying is never accepted. The Plan is available in the Student Health and Safety section of our website.

Safe use of ICT at Katoomba Public School procedure

Katoomba Public School acknowledges the educational value of digital devices and online services in supporting and enhancing educational outcomes and student wellbeing. We also recognise they may cause harm if used inappropriately and that we need to support our students to use them in safe, responsible and respectful ways.

Our Student Use of Digital Devices and Online Services Procedure guides our student use of digital devices and online services at our school.

All students from Kindergarten to Year 6 are required to sign this Student Digital Safety Commitment.

Snow and Bushfire Emergency Procedure

Here is Katoomba Public School's Snow and Bushfire Emergency Procedure. Please familiarise yourself with the Procedure and follow it on days where snow or bushfire is a possibility.

Advertising Policy

Katoomba Public School may accept advertising from community groups or not-for-profit organisations, at the discretion of the Principal. Please see our Advertising Policy for details.