Update: Outdoor Education Activities for Public Schools Procedures

2nd March 2019 by Vicki Delves
Update: Outdoor Education Activities for Public Schools Procedures

 

ACHPER WA continues to be proactive in providing support and seeking clarification regarding the implementation and interpretation of the Duty of Care Policy which incorporates the Outdoor Education Activities for Public Schools Procedures.

ACHPER WA has sought clarification from the Department of Education regarding the wording in the transition statements that is slightly different between documents and has created interpretation confusion.

Please see below

Transition statement on page 8 of Duty of Care Policy

http://det.wa.edu.au/policies/detcms/policy-planning-and-accountability/policies-framework/policies/duty-of-care-for-public-school-students.en?cat-id=3457100

During this transition period, schools who have not implemented the requirements of these procedures must follow the requirements of the previous Outdoor Education and Recreation Activities for Public Schools Policy, a copy of which can be requested from Policy and Program Governance via PolicyEnquiry@education.wa.edu.au. For any content enquiries relating to outdoor education activities, please contact Curriculum Support on 6206 2010.

 

 

Transition statement on Website 

Outdoor Education and Recreation Activities for Public Schools – Transition period to 31 December 2019

http://det.wa.edu.au/policies/detcms/policy-planning-and-accountability/policies-framework/policies/outdoor-education-and-recreation-activities.en?cat-id=3457100

During this transition period, where schools have not implemented or are in the process of implementing the Outdoor Education Activities for Public School Procedures, they must follow the requirements of this policy, a copy can be requested from Policy and Program Governance via PolicyEnquiry@education.wa.edu.au. For any content enquiries relating to outdoor education activities, please contact Curriculum Support on 6206 2010.

 

ACHPER WA will continue to update members on the outcome.

 

View our other OE policy updates:

Outdoor Education Policy Update

 

Response to the Outdoor Education policy document