This policy is current as at 19/10/2017 11:38pm, AEDT. Please refer to policy library website (https://education.nsw.gov.au/policy-library) for an updated version.
This policy supports effective environmental education programs in government schools in NSW, provides guidelines on the management of school resources in accordance with ecological sustainability, and is a starting point for addressing global environmental issues.
All schools will develop and implement a school environment management plan that is meaningful to the whole school community and is evaluated at regular intervals.
The school environment management plan should:
Principals and school communities.
Environmental education is based on the principles of ecologically sustainable development legislated in the NSW Protection of the Environment Administration Act 1991.
The principal is responsible for the development and implementation of a school environmental management plan
Principals and school communities should evaluate and monitor the effectiveness of their school environmental management plan at regular intervals.
The Director, Early Learning and Primary Education will monitor the implementation of this policy and will report, as required, to the Executive.
Leader, Primary Curriculum, 9244 5192.
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