About the Animals in Schools content
The advice on the Animals in schools website is supported by the Schools Animal Care and Ethics Committee and is an outcome of the collaboration of the three NSW school sectors.
The Animal Research Act 1985 (NSW) requires that all schools are accredited with the Department of Primary Industries as animal research institutions and have access to an animal ethics committee. This accreditation is managed through each of the three school sectors, NSW Department of Education, Catholic Schools NSW and the Association of Independent Schools of NSW (AIS).
In order to comply with the Animal Research Act 1985 (NSW) and to monitor the use of animals for teaching and research purposes in their schools, the school sectors have established the Schools Animal Care and Ethics Committee (SACEC).
The operation of the SACEC is shared between the school sectors and all advice on the Animals in schools website must be followed by all schools, both government and non-government, in accordance with their Animal Research Authority.
Animal Welfare Coordinator
Tel: (02) 7814 2631
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