School Staff & Administration

The department and its staff have a duty to take reasonable care for the safety and welfare of themselves and others. This duty includes assessing and appropriately managing any and all foreseeable risks of an activity.

The safety conditions outlined in the Physical Activity Guidelines apply whether the activity is undertaken as part of school sport, school excursions, physical education lessons or any other school event. The safety conditions for specific sports and activities must not be varied unless experts in the particular sport or activity advise accordingly.

The principal must approve all non-sanctioned activities if no safe conduct guidelines exist for a particular sport or activity.

N.B. School administrators and staff should seek legal counsel on the scope and nature of their duty for their specific region.


Last revised on 26 April, 2021.

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