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Fairfield Public School

Fairfield Public School

Learning Together since 1889

Telephone02 9724 1065


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.

Homework policy

Our homework policy and practice launched on Wednesday 21 February, 2018. Your child will bring home a copy of the school policy which has been drafted using the NSW Department of Education policy on homework.

You will also find a copy of the Fairfield Public School homework proforma. Each grade will have the same proforma, but in line with our policy. Each class will have adjusted content to provide reinforcement of classroom learning. You may want to see our homework policy (DOCX 590KB) to find out more information.

School values

The following vision statements were developed in conjunction with staff and the community in 2011. They represent the school's vision when developing and implementing  programs. For more details, see the Fairfield Public School values statement (PDF 42KB).

Moral purpose

At Fairfield Public School we are committed to providing and developing an equitable and positive environment that is supportive of educating the whole child. Our purpose is to prepare students to become life long learners who are safe, responsible and contributing citizens.


At Fairfield Public School we are committed to providing quality technology programs that are integrated and connect the digital learner to the changing world (in which they live). Our purpose is to inspire and engage all students to be confident, responsible and safe users of all available technology in an authentic and purposeful way.

Teacher professional learning

At Fairfield Public School we are committed to providing, ongoing practical, supportive, relevant and empowering professional development opportunities for all staff that has a significant, positive influence on student learning. Our purpose is to implement evidenced based collaborative, meaningful and challenging programs resulting in quality pedagogy, increased teacher professional dialogue and knowledge.

Community participation

At Fairfield Public School we are committed to developing active partnerships between the school, parents, students and the wider community. Our purpose is to foster strong relationships through collaboration and inclusivity building increased knowledge, understandings, confidence and a sense of trust between parents and the school.


At Fairfield Public School we are committed to providing opportunities for students to access programs that enhance and support further learning. Our purpose is to encourage and enable students to further develop their talents and interests.

Educational programs

At Fairfield Public School we are committed to educational programs that encourage, motivate and inspire students to engage in life long learning. Our purpose is to provide programs that are connected to real life, empowering students with the freedom and skills to make choices that support their future aspirations.

Student welfare

At Fairfield Public School we are committed to inclusive, equitable educational opportunities that value and maximise learning and development of self worth. Our purpose is to monitor, develop and support the physical, social and emotional health and well being of all students.