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.
Burnside Public School has a focus on the following expectations or rules:
Students, staff and parents work together to create an environment conducive to the total development of the students and where these expectations are developed and encouraged.
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:
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.
Values are taught in the classroom to help our students to:
develop a love of learning
pursue excellence and high standards
develop care and respect for themselves and others
take pride in their work
exhibit a strong sense of fairness and social justice
have respect for and understanding of Australia's history including the cultures and experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first peoples of Australia, and Australia as a multicultural society
have an appreciation of Australia's history and multicultural society
actively participate as citizens.
Any behaviour that infringes on other people's safety such as harassment, bullying or any illegal behaviour will not be tolerated at our school.