Birrong Boys High School

From Each His Best

Telephone02 9644 5200

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.

Young people below the age of 17 who have completed Year 10 must be:

  • in school, or registered for home schooling 

  • in approved education or training, such as a traineeship, apprenticeship or TAFE

  • in full-time paid employment (average 25 hours a week) 

  • in a combination of work, education and/or training (average of 25 hours a week combined).

Students 17 years and over who are enrolled in school must attend school regularly to meet HSC course requirements. 

As a parent or carer, you are responsible for ensuring your child attends school every day when they are of compulsory school age. You must explain all absences to the school within 7 days.

For more information about compulsory school attendance, visit:

For more information see the Attendance Plan (DOC 48KB)

School frameworks (school policies)

The following frameworks apply to students at our school.

Our school rules

  • Learn To The Best Of Our Ability.
  • Respect Each Other.
  • Move And Behave In A Safe Way.
  • Resolve Problems Peacefully.

Collection development policy

The Collection Development Policy (DOC 111KB) is a significant document in assisting the library and it’s staff to build a collection that meets the needs of the students, staff and the communit