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Riverbank Public School

Riverbank Public School

Learning to live - living to learn

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Values and policies

Rules and policies are in place to make sure your child remains safe and well at school.

Values, rules and expectations are consistent throughout our school environment. This supports students, staff and community in knowing what is expected of them at all times.

At Riverbank Public School, we aim to:

  • Be respectful
  • Be responsible 
  • Build relationships.

Our school values incorporate the ‘Help Increase the Peace Keys’ (HIP) to promote a harmonious, nurturing and challenging living and learning environment. The keys are colour coordinated as follows:

  • Yellow key: Care for others
  • Green key: Think before reacting
  • Blue key: Respect yourself
  • Red key: Work together for a non violent way
  • Black key: Expect the best.

Values are taught in the classroom to help our students to:

  • develop a love of learning
  • pursue excellence and high standards
  • develop care and respect for themselves and others
  • take pride in their work
  • exhibit a sense of fairness and social justice through our Restorative Practice framework
  • have respect for and understanding of Australia's history including the cultures and experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first peoples of Australia, and Australia as a multicultural society
  • have an appreciation of Australia's history and multicultural society
  • actively participate as citizens.

Riverbank Public School code of behaviour:

  • We share the voice space by listening actively to others and expressing ourselves confidently.
  • We follow instructions by being in the right place, at the right time and doing the right thing.
  • We use build-ups by saying encouraging, affirming things to others.
  • We keep our hands, feet and objects to ourselves so that everyone is safe.
  • We own our own behaviour because we choose how we behave.

All students are expected to:

  • attend school every day, unless they are legally excused
  • be in class on time and prepared to learn
  • maintain a neat appearance and follow the school uniform policy
  • behave safely, considerately and responsibly including when travelling to and from school
  • follow school values, speak courteously and cooperate with instructions and learning activities
  • treat staff, other students and members of the school community with dignity and respect
  • care for property belonging to themselves, the school and others.


    Parents and carers are in a position to set the best examples of positive behaviour for their children. We strongly encourage parents and carers to abide by our school expectations while on the premises and regularly reinforce respect for others at home, at school and in the community.

Riverbank's Anti-Bullying Plan is included as part of the school Wellbeing and Playground Policy (p21). 


Wellbeing Policy

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:

Riverbank Social Media Policy

Facebook Page Guidelines

Riverbank Public School follows the Department of Education's Code of Conduct and Facebook's Community Standards.

We see the use of an official Facebook page as an opportunity for our school to celebrate student learning and the successes of our school. Users of our official social media sites should carefully review our social media guidelines