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:
At Cessnock East Public School it is our pleasure to acknowledge the Wonnaruah people, the traditional custodians of the land on which our school is built.
We pay respect to Elders past and present, and recognise their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land.
At Cessnock East Public School we acknowledge the significance of culture in our education and thank the community for their ongoing support and for encouraging us to explore and satisfy our curiosity.
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