Supervision of Students
The Principal is responsible for ensuring that there is a well-organised and responsive system of supervision in place during school hours, before and after school, and on school excursions and camps. School staff are responsible for following reasonable and lawful instructions from the Principal, including instructions to provide supervision to students at specific dates, time and places. Supervision is one of the key elements in exercising this duty of care and preventing injuries to students during the course of School related activities. Teachers are required to exercise their supervisory duties in such a way that students are, as far as can be reasonably expected, protected from injury
Duty of care is a legal obligation that requires schools to take reasonable steps to reduce the risk of reasonably foreseeable harm, which can include personal injury (physical or psychological) or damage to property. The reasonable steps that our school may decide to take in response to a potential risk or hazard will depend on the circumstances of the risk.
Along with the policies that directly address child safety, the school has developed policies and procedures to manage common risks in the school environment, including:
Yard duty and Supervision
Camps and Excursions
Working with Children and Suitability Checks
Occupational Health and Safety
Acceptable User Network Agreement
Digital Learning Policy
Mobile Phone Policy
Our school acknowledges we are required to take reasonable precautions to prevent the abuse of a child by an individual associated with the organisation while the child is under the care, supervision or authority of the organisation.
Staff at our school understand that school activities involve different levels of risk and that particular care may need to be taken to support younger students or students with additional needs. Our school also understands that it is responsible for ensuring that the school premises are kept in good repair and will take reasonable steps to reduce the risk of members of our community suffering injury or damage because of the state of the premises.
School staff, parents, carers and students are encouraged to speak to the principal to raise any concerns about risks or hazards at our school, or our duty of care obligations.