Marsden Road Public School

Truth Without Fear

Telephone02 9602 5579

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:

Anti Bullying

Bullying behaviour has three key features. It involves the intentional misuse of power in a relationship. It is ongoing and repeated, and it involves behaviours that can cause harm. The NSW Department of Education requires all NSW public schools to have an Anti-bullying Plan which details the strategies implemented to reduce student bullying behaviours. 

Marsden Road Public School Anti Bullying Plan

NSW Anti Bullying Website

Behaviour Code for Students (English)

Behaviour Code for Students (other languages)

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.

School rules

Our school's core values are for our students to be safe, be respectful and to be learners. For more information please download our current school matrix:

Video transcript


Hi, my name is Jovana, and this is Marsden Road Public School. At our school, like any other, we have school rules. We have these rules so that learning can be safe and achievable for everyone. These rules are: be safe, be respectful and be a learner. Before we can learn anything we need to make sure that our school is safe and that our students behave in safe ways. But what does being safe look like at Marsden Road Public School?

Being safe could mean keeping your hands to yourself when playing, walking on the asphalt and staying within school boundaries. We also need to make sure that we are respectful to everyone in our school community. This could include other students, parents, teachers, office staff, Principals as well as helpers.

Being respectful includes understanding other people's points of view, being polite and well-mannered. Knowing me, knowing you and getting along too at Marsden Road Public School. At our school we take our learning very seriously. Using 21st century learning strategies and cutting edge technology.

Marsden Road is a learning environment where achievements and personal bests are celebrated. Being a learner could include arriving to school on time so you are ready to learn and trying to achieve your best no matter what.

We are all learners at Marsden Road. Every face has a place. If you are a safe, respectful learner you will be in Blue Zone. This is where all students should be, because it means you are making the best choices for yourself as well as others. Students who stay in this zone for a whole term will are rewarded with Super Blue Day. Those students who make poor choices that break our school rules may go into Green, Yellow, Orange or Red Zone. Green Zone is to remind you that you are breaking a school rule and gives you an opportunity to think about making better choices. Green Zone behaviours could include littering, running on the asphalt, rough play or not listening to your teacher. If you continue to make poor choices you will be placed in Yellow Zone. Yellow Zone is serious as you will need to attend a Yellow Room session for half of lunch to think about your actions. A note will also go home to your parents so they can be informed of your choices. Yellow Zone behaviours could include stealing, bullying, and picking on someone for the way they look.

If you are continually making Yellow Zone behaviours you will be placed in Orange Zone. Orange Zone is even more serious, and will result loss of sequential lunches playground privileges and you will be monitored by all staff. Orange Zone behaviours include - disrespect to staff, truanting and bullying. Actions that are totally unsafe and disrespectful will result in you being in Red Zone. Red Zone means that you will be suspended from the classroom and lose playground privileges. This suspension will be either in-school or home-based.

Red Zone behaviours are extremely serious, and could include - violent and aggressive behaviours, total disrespect to staff and other students and bringing illegal items to school. So there you have it, Marsden Road Public School's rules and consequences.

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