Kellyville Ridge Public School

Learn Grow Succeed

Telephone02 8883 0480

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.

We are committed to ensuring a safe and happy environment for your child. We support your child’s health and safety through a range of strategies including:

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.

Positive Behaviour for Learning

Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) is an evidence-based framework that brings together the whole-school community to contribute to developing a positive, safe and supportive learning culture. The framework assists to improve social, emotional, behavioural and academic outcomes for students.

Student Reward System

At Kellyville Ridge Public School we follow a strategic system levelled approach to encouraging positive behaviour as outlined in the DoE Student Behaviour Policy and Procedures. All students are expected to adhere to the Department of Education's Behaviour Code for students, which sets a high standard for respectful, safe and engaged behaviour. Students at Kellyville Ridge Public School are given recognition, in the forms below for displaying school and system expectations for positive behaviour. Individual classrooms may have their own classroom systems for encouraging expected behaviours both individual and whole class on top of the following school wide systems.

Fast & Frequent: Students are given Ridge Star Stamps when on the playground or in the classroom for displaying the behaviours which are documented in our whole school matrix. Once students receive at least 10 Ridge stars, which are collated in their Ridge Star book they are able to trade these in for a tangible or decide to save them up for a larger tangible or experience. The SRC has compiled a list of tangibles that students can work towards. On top of receiving Ridge Stars on the playground, students also receive Kelly Coins. Kellycoins go towards student house points. These points accumulate across the year for a winning house colour day. Students experience success both at an individual and collective level. Students who recieve a Ridge Star in the classroom must also recieve a Ridge Star (to represent the many they may have recieved on the day) on their hand/post-it to take home to show their parents.

Ridge Star Shop

Our Year 5 & 6 Student Representative Council members have been running our Ridge Star Shop every fortnight, Thursday 1st half of lunch. We are open in Weeks 2, 4, 8 & 10. 

Intermittent: In class, each week students receive Merit awards from their teachers. Each Merit award is aligned with one of our school values, safe, respectful, resilient and learner. Students work towards achieving one of each by the end of the year. Teachers keep a record of these awards. It is expected that teachers hand out 3 -4 awards each week, depending on the size of their class. PBL award winners are then displayed in the fortnightly Newsletter.

Long & Strong: Once students have attained all 4 certificates they receive a badge at the end of the year, during a special PBL Award ceremony. Parents are invited to this. Each year students work towards attaining a different colour badge. Students have the opportunity to collect 7 across their years of schooling. These can be worn on their uniforms, hats or bags.

Supporting PBL at our school


Our matrix promotes a positive, safe and predictable environment by providing a common language and acts as a tool to teach expected social, emotional and behavioural skills.

Whole School Expectations Matrix

Scope and Sequence

Our scope and sequence identifies the value and expectations taught each week both in the classroom and on the playground. Students are taught mini lessons led by SRC members both in their classrooms and on weekly assemblies.

Semester 1 PBL Scope and Sequence

Semester 2 PBL Scope and Sequence

Being an Upstander

As part of our school bullying prevention initiative at Kellyville Ridge PS we continue to develop our student’s capacity to take proactive action against bullying through learning about being an upstander.

Be an Upstander at KRPS

Tiered Prevention and Invention

The key job of PBL is to establish strong, school-wide universal systems. This level is called Tier 1 and it promotes early intervention and support as well as the teaching and acknowledgment of social-emotional skills.

The next level, Tier 2, is all about targeted group interventions. Tier 3 focuses on intensive, individualised interventions. Tier 2 and Tier 3 build upon what has been taught to students at Tier 1.

Student behaviour

Student Behaviour Identification Levels & School Management Processes

Positive Community Partnerships

School Community Charter 

Community Feedback