Googong Public School


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.

Meet our PERCH Googah family, they represent our whole school values of Positivity, Engagement & Achievement, Relationships, Community and Health. 

At Googong Public School we have a whole school approach to wellbeing to provide a positive and safe teaching and learning environment where students, staff and community connect, succeed and thrive.

Googong Public School Values - PERCH

  • Positivity: Feeling good, positive mindset
  • Engagement & Achievement: Being completely absorbed in activities to gain a sense of accomplishment
  • Relationships: Being authentically connected to others
  • Community: A strong sense of belonging and participating in something greater than ourselves.
  • Health: Healthy mind and body

Our values are represented and displayed by the members of our Googah family.