Brooklyn Public School

Deeds not words

Telephone02 9985 7315

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.

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:

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.

Antibullying Plan

The NSW Department of Education rejects all forms of bullying.  No student, employee, parent, caregiver or community member should experience bullying within the learning or working environments of the Department. 

See more information from the NSW anti-bullying website.