Burwood Public School

Learning, Leading and Linking.

Telephone02 9745 2299


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.

BYOD class policy

In 2016, Burwood Public School (BPS) established a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program. BYOD refers to students bringing a personal technology device to school each day to use for educational purposes under the direction of a teacher. 

Currently, students are able to bring only Apple iPads to school. 

The iPads are used in the classroom to enhance students' learning experiences in accordance with the Department of Education's 21st Century learning guide. Throughout 2016, the BYOD program has been successfully expanded across five classes.

Applications for the BYOD program are now open for students going into Years 4, 5 and 6 in 2017. If your child is entering Years 4, 5 or 6 in 2017 and you are prepared to supply him/her with an Apple iPad for use at school, please access our BYOD school policy for further information. 

You can access the BYOD policy by clicking  here (docx 866 KB)