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This policy is current as at 02/06/2020 10:22pm, AEST. Please refer to policy library website (https://education.nsw.gov.au/policy-library) for an updated version.


Educational programs

  1. Document title
    Type
    Implemented
    Last updated
  1. Document Title:Animal Welfare Policy – Schools PD-2004-0029-V02Information about school responsibilities related to the use of animals for educational purposes to ensure compliance with legislative requirements. Also included is information about correct procedures if an incident of animal cruelty occurs to animals used by the school.
    Type:Policy
    Implemented12/01/2005
    Last updated04/12/2014
  2. Document Title:Child Protection Policy: Responding to and reporting students at risk of harm PD/2002/0067/V02Sets out roles and responsibilities of staff in relation to child protection including training, reporting on safety, and supporting children and young people, as well as monitoring, evaluation and reporting requirements.
    Type:Policy
    Implemented05/03/2010
    Last updated23/04/2018
  3. Document Title:Curriculum planning and programming, assessing and reporting to parents K-12 PD-2005-0290-V09Detailing how schools plan curriculum and teaching programs including assessment and reporting to parents.
    Type:Policy
    Implemented01/01/2006
    Last updated11/10/2016
  4. Document Title:Drugs in Schools Policy PD/2002/0040/V04This policy sets out requirements for schools to plan and implement appropriate responses to drug-related incidents, with an emphasis on prevention through drug education and safe and supportive school environments, and intervention and support for students who may be involved.
    Type:Policy
    Implemented15/07/2010
    Last updated25/02/2020
  5. Document Title:Environmental Education Policy for Schools PD/2002/0049/V02This policy supports effective environmental education programs in NSW public schools, provides guidelines on managing school resources in accordance with ecological sustainability and is a starting point for addressing global environmental issues.
    Type:Policy
    Implemented01/09/2006
    Last updated25/02/2020
  6. Document Title:Excursions Policy PD/2004/0010/V07School excursions are structured learning experiences provided by, or under the auspices of, the school which are conducted external to the school site. They can pose risks. The policy and procedures are directed at managing such risks.
    Type:Policy
    Implemented28/05/2009
    Last updated19/03/2018
  7. Document Title:Gifted and Talented Policy PD/2004/0051/V03The NSW Government aims to identify gifted and talented students and to maximise their learning outcomes in all public schools. School communities have a responsibility to develop effective and equitable identification procedures and developmentally appropriate programs.
    Type:Policy
    Implemented01/09/2006
    Last updated12/10/2016
  8. Document Title:Homework Policy PD/2002/0003/V02This policy statement sets out requirements for schools in relation to the development of homework policies. The implementation section includes purposes and principles, main types of homework and expectations for parents and caregivers, teachers and students.
    Type:Policy
    Implemented07/08/2000
    Last updated10/01/2017
  9. Document Title:Literacy K-12 Policy PD/2005/0288/V05Describes the objectives for ability, skills and competence of students, incorporating specific teaching practices and programs; and requirements for evaluation of effectiveness and responsibilities for K-12 teachers in reporting to parents, caregivers and communities.
    Type:Policy
    Implemented29/06/2007
    Last updated10/01/2017
  10. Document Title:Mentoring Students Policy PD-2005-0115-V01This policy sets out the requirements for implementing student mentoring programs in NSW public schools.
    Type:Policy
    Implemented30/01/2006
    Last updated08/05/2014
  11. Document Title:Numeracy K-12 Policy PD/2007/0365/V01Describes the role of teachers in developing students' numeracy skills to support specific numeracy demands across key learning areas; and outlines the assessment and reporting to guide numeracy programs and provide information to parents, caregivers and communities.
    Type:Policy
    Implemented20/09/2007
    Last updated10/01/2017
  12. Document Title:People With Disabilities - Statement of Commitment PD/2005/0243/V02The policy outlines commitment to people with disabilities, education objectives based on the principle of “normalisation” and responsibilities at state, regional and school levels. It also articulates the rights of parents, caregivers and students.
    Type:Policy
    Implemented01/01/2006
    Last updated26/03/2018
  13. Document Title:Religious Education Policy PD-2002-0074-V04This policy outlines requirements and responsibilities for matters relating to general religious education and special religious education.
    Type:Policy
    Implemented01/06/2013
    Last updated20/10/2016
  14. Document Title:Road Safety Education, Driver Education and Training Policy PD/2002/0033/V02This policy is designed to support effective road safety education programs in NSW public schools K-12. It also assists schools to plan effective driver education for students in Years 9 and 10 and Stage 6 Crossroads.
    Type:Policy
    Implemented01/12/2007
    Last updated14/03/2016
  15. Document Title:Values in NSW public schools PD/2005/0131/V01This policy sets out the NSW approach to values and values education in public schools.
    Type:Policy
    Implemented25/03/2004
    Last updated09/05/2014