Rowena Public School

Respect For All

Telephone02 6796 5145

School procedures

Arrivals and departures

Please inform teachers by note or telephone if you plan to take your child or children from school during school hours. A note or call is also necessary when there are any changes to a child’s normal routine regarding arrival and departure from school. This is a legal requirement of the NSW Department of School Education to ensure student safety.


A morning assembly is held when needed, commencing at 9.15am. Brief messages may be given at this time. 

Evacuation - lockdown procedures

To conform with Departmental requirements and for general safety reasons, the school has a set evacuation/ lockdown procedure designed to provide for the kinds of emergencies we hope never arise such as a fire.

Parents are advised that regular practice will occur to ensure correct procedures are followed. 

Family information and details

Contact details and medical information is provided to the school upon enrolment. It is imperative that this information is regularly updated so that parents and guardians can be contacted when necessary. It is the parents’ responsibility to inform the school of any changes or special requirements and conditions that the child experiences or requires. 

Playground supervision

Supervision of students commences at 8.45am each school day and concludes when students board the school buses at 3.15pm. If students remain on school premises for any reason after classes have been dismissed, they are to wait quietly for their parents on the verandah between the office and Library doors.

School bus

The school has two bus routes, one which transports students from the Western area and another bus which transports students along the Eastern route. Please contact the school for application forms. A blue form needs to be completed to enable students to travel on the school bus. There is also a private vehicle conveyance (pink form) subsidy available where travel exceeds 1.6 kilometres (radial distance) from the bus stop to home.

Contact details

East: Jenni Brummell 02 6796 5365 or 0427 965 364

West: Rebecca Cook 02 6796 5369 or 0437 965 369

School development days

Five school development days are held during each year. These pupil free days are organised for teachers and community members to meet and investigate some aspect of the school curriculum or organisation. They usually take place on the first 2 days of Term 1, Term 2 and Term 3 and the last day of Term 4.

School photographs

School photographs are arranged each year and families are given the opportunity to purchase school, individual and sibling photographs. The timing of school photos varies from year to year according to the schedules of both the school and the photographic company. 

Local contacts

Below are some local contacts within our community:


The transporting of students in the cars of staff members, parents, caregivers or volunteers should only occur in those circumstances where there is no feasible option available to provide alternative transportation. This may only occur under the following conditions: 

  • Written permission from the parents or caregivers of the students being transported is obtained 
  • The driver is licensed 
  • The vehicle is registered 
  • The number of passengers in the vehicle does not exceed the number of seatbelts 
  • Current driver’s licence and car registration details are sighted by the school prior to giving permission for students to be transported in the vehicle.
  • All parents, caregivers or volunteers who transport students in cars must complete a Prohibited Employment Declaration prior to the event.