Umina Beach Public School

Soar High

Telephone02 4341 1630

Rules and policies

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

School Communication Pathways and processes


It is important that parents are able to access teachers at times that are convenient to both parties. At UBPS we rely on phone, email, messages and face-to-face communication. The pathway you choose relates to time urgency, purpose and type of information to be commuicated, and to whom.

To ensure that parents can have their questions answered or concerns dealt with effectively and efficiently, our school has some key protocols to support open and honest channels of communication, particularly for email correspondence and for the use of Messages on the Parent Portal app.

Please read our Communication Pathways and Processes document.


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.

Umina Beach Public School Sunsafe Policy

Our school takes sun safety seriously and implements a range of strategies to support school environments that protect students from the damaging effects of the sun. At Umina Beach Public School, the school community, including families, work together to take all reasonable actions to protect students from risks of harm that can be reasonably predicted due to ultraviolet radiation from the sun. 

Please read the full policy document here

sun safe school



Umina Beach Public School Acceptable Use of Mobile phones (and similar devices) Policy and procedures

This section includes information on the Umina Beach Public School Parent/Carer and Student Mobile Phone Agreement, 2022

This policy and process document provides guidance for appropriate student use of mobile phones (and similar devices including smart watches or cameras) at our school.  It sets out the shared responsibilities of school staff, students and parents and carers. It also provides a framework to manage potential risks to student safety and wellbeing. It has been ratified by the school P&C in Term 2, 2022.

This document clearly outlines what is considered appropriate use of mobile phones and inappropriate use of mobile phones at Umina Beach Public School, in line with definitions established by the NSW Department of Education. This document also outlines reasonable actions/possible consequences for inappropriate mobile phone use at Umina Beach Public School and provides parents, carers and students with the opportunity to sign the Umina Beach Public School Parent/Carer and Student Mobile Phone Agreement, providing permission for students to bring a mobile phone with them to school. It is important that parents and students read this policy document carefully prior to signing and returning the Student Mobile Phone Agreement form.

Please read the full policy document here

Please read the policy overview here


UBPS Acceptable use of mobile phones infographic