Cherrybrook Public School

Successful lifelong learners

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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.

Anti-bullying policy

Bullying behaviour has three key features. It involves the intentional misuse of power in a relationship. It is ongoing and repeated, and it involves behaviours that can cuase harm. The NSW Department of Education requires all NSW public schools have an Anti-bullying Plan which details the strategies implemented to reduce student bullying behaviours. 

Please visit the NSW Anti-bullying website for further information. 

NSW Department of Education - Anti-bullying

The Cherrybrook Public School Anti-bullying Plan can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.


Behaviour code for students

NSW public schools are committed to providing safe, supportive and responsive learning environments for everyone. We teach and model the behaviours we value in our students. Please click on the links below to view the NSW public schools Behaviour code for students and the Cherrybrook Public School Code of Conduct. 


The Behaviour code for students has been translated into many languages which can accessed by clicking on the link below.

Behaviour code for students - Translations

Student use of digital devices and online services procedure

This procedure guides student use of digital devices and online services at our school. Our school acknowledges the educational value of digital devices and online services in supporting and enhancing educational outcomes and student well-being. We also recognise they may cause harm if used inappropriately and that we need to support our students to use them in safe, responsible and respectful ways.