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Berry Public School

Berry Public School

Growing In Knowledge

Telephone02 4464 1158

Rules and policies

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

The Berry Way

'The Berry Way' is the phrase used to remind everyone in our school community of the core values and behaviours which underpin our positive school culture.

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:


On occasion, your child may need to be absent from school. Parents/carers are asked to provide an explanation to the school for their child's absence. This can be done by submitting a form on the Berry Public School SchoolStream app on the Absent Notification tab, phone 44641158, email the school,  or alternatively write a note and send it in to the classroom teacher with your child. If the school has not received an explanation from you within 2 days, the school may contact you to discuss the absence.

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.

Download the Berry Public School handbook (PDF 3.1MB) for easy reference to many school matters.

Download the brochure on how we work together against bullying in our school.  The Berry Way against bullying.