Sport and physical activity

This policy was consolidated with the Student health and wellbeing policy under the 2023 Policy and procedure review program on 21/06/2024.

Refer to the Sport and physical activity procedures for instructions.

Document history

2024 June 21- Sport and physical activity policy consolidated with the Student health and wellbeing policy and removed from the policy library. Approved by the Executive Director, Student Support and Specialist Programs.

2021 Dec 10 - updated contact details in policy statement.

2019 Nov - updated contact details and made minor style and editing changes.

Policy and Guidelines name change.
Added requirement for schools to ensure each school has a school-developed sport and physical activity procedures document containing current organisation and management processes.
Increased time allocation from 120 minutes to 150 minutes of planned physical activity in K-10.
Sport and physical activity for Years 11 and 12 students now encouraged but not mandatory.
Requirement that the physical activity be moderate with some vigorous and spread across the school week.

Sport and Physical Activity has been part of the government school curriculum since the 1880's and various policies, curricula and resources have been developed to guide schools in this area.
During the mid-1980's and 1990's; the 1986 Sport Policy guided schools across this important area. In 1999, a hardcopy resource Guidelines for the Safe Conduct and Sport and Physical Activity in Schools was provided to schools to assist in their preparation and implementation of sport and physical activities. In 2002, this resource was converted into a digital format and provided online as the implementation document to the Sport and Physical Activity Safety Policy for Schools. In 2010, this implementation document was renamed Sport and Physical Activity in Schools Safe Conduct Guidelines to increase search engine capabilities

Superseded documents

2002 Sport and Physical Activity Safety Policy for Schools
1990 Supplement 1 to the Sport Policy
1988 Support Document to the Sport Policy
1986 Sport Policy

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