Sport and physical activity occur as part of all school’s weekly sport and physical education programs. Sport and physical activity may also occur as part of school excursions, camps and end of year activities.
The Department’s Sport Safety Guidelines must be used when schools are developing risk management / assessment procedures for their students’ participation in sport and physical activity programs.
All principals, teachers and support staff in NSW Government schools must: - comply with the requirements listed in the
- Requirements for All Sport and Physical Activity document; and
- Comply with the relevant Specific Sport and Physical Activity Guidelines
The safety conditions outlined in the Specific Sport and 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.
If no safe conduct guidelines exist for a sport or activity, the principal must comply with the Principal Endorsed Activity Procedures on the Health and Safety website.
A list of Banned Activities is also provided in the Requirements for All Sport and Physical Activity document.
The Sport Safety Guidelines is a dynamic document with additions and deletions being included monthly. Bookmark the site to ensure you utilise the most up to date information.