Ryde East Public School

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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.

School Values

The students and staff at Ryde East Public School believe in:

  • Honesty
  • Equity and fairness
  • Respect and commitment

At Ryde East we have 4 core values:

  • SAFE


Student Behaviour Support and Management

At the beginning of 2023 and the Department of Education updated many of their policies in relation to Student Behaviour Support and Management:

The Ryde East Public School Anti-bullying Plan 

Our Student Engagement Plan

Behaviour Code for Students 

The Anti-bullying Plan outlines how we will prevent and/or address bullying behaviour if this occurs. 

The Student Engagement Plan outlines the steps in which staff will work with students if there has been an incident or re-directing of behaviour is required. This is a restorative approach. 

The Behaviour Code for Students is a document produced by the Department of Education which sets out the expectations of students who attend a NSW public school. 


Positive Behaviour for Learning Rationale

Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) is an evidenced-based, whole school process which aims to improve student outcomes. It aims to deliver a consistent and positive approach to student behaviour across the school community. This process focuses on positive behaviours and explicitly teaching students what is expected of them. 

Please see the PBL booklet for further information on the whole school approach.  

Statement of Purpose

At REPS we believe in providing a safe learning environment, where students are respectful of others, engaged in their learning and strive to achieve their personal best. 

Our Mascot

When designing our school mascot, members of the community were invited to meet with members of the PBL team and create a design. With our school motto being space related, we decided to follow the space theme.

Students submitted potential names for our mascot and the winning name was Rocky the Rocket.



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:


Other School policies and procedures

Digital Devices and Online Services Procedure