Berinba Public School

Caring, sharing and achieving in a supportive environment

Telephone02 6226 2110

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:

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.

Allergies and Anaphylaxis

At Berinba we have some children who have life threatening allergies as such we are a peanut aware school and ask the children not bring nut products to school.


All children who suffer from Asthma need to complete an Asthma Action Plan with doctor and bring to school front office.  Asthma sufferers are permitted to carry “puffers” at all times.  These should be clearly labelled with the child’s name and class.


Pupils are legally required to attend school every day the school is open.  If illness or other special circumstances prevents your child’s attendance, please inform your child’s teacher by note or skoolbag app or phone the school office advising the reason for the absence.  If an absence is foreseen (eg. family holiday or hospitalisation) inform the school before the child leaves, so that minimal disruption to the child’s education occurs. Any child arriving late at school must report to the office prior to proceeding to the classroom.


Pupils have access to the School Library during their weekly class lesson and  during lunchtime on days the Librarian is on duty.  Pupils may borrow books  and are asked to have a library book bag to protect their books in transit.

Lost property

All articles of clothing worn to school should be identified with the owner's name.  Properly identified clothing, when found, is readily returned to its owner on a weekly basis.  Lost property is stored in the sick bay.


Arrangements for the giving of medicines at school must be made with the Principal or School Assistant.  Children should not carry or keep medicines in their bags at school. N.B. Only medication prescribed by a medical practitioner will be given at school and the child’s name must be clearly marked on the label.

Pupils leaving the school grounds

If for some reason you need to collect your child during school hours it is necessary for you to first go to the school office to sign your child out.  If you know ahead of time that your child will be leaving early please send a note to the classroom teacher. 

Religious instruction

Visiting people from the Anglican, Baptist, Roman Catholic and  Uniting Churches conduct scripture lessons for all classes once each term.  All pupils participate in these lessons, unless parents request on their enrolment form or in writing that their children be excluded.