Brooklyn Public School

Your Local School by the Hawkesbury River

Telephone02 9985 7315

Emailbrooklyn-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

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.

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.

For more information about compulsory school attendance, visit:

Attendance at Brooklyn Public School

It is compulsory for your children to attend school. Denying them an education is considered 'neglect' by the NSW Government. Parents must give written evidence to support any absences.

For your convenience a downloadable copy of our school absence form is supplied below:

Download the Reason for absence (DOCX 12KB) for more information. 

Some absences may not be justified. Birthdays, days off, etc will not be justified, even with written evidence.

Irregular patterns of attendance may require teachers to report them to the Home School Liasion Officer (HSLO).

If you are not sure as to whether your child is able to take leave consult your teacher or principal before taking a day of leave.