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This policy is current as at 11/04/2021 12:43am, AEST. Please refer to policy library website (https://education.nsw.gov.au/policy-library) for an updated version.

Document history and details

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Superseded Documents

This policy replaces Excursions and Other Visits (97/137), 16 June 1997, Excursions policy PD/2004/0010 v001
Excursions policy PD/2004/0010 v002 and
Excursions policy -  PD/2004/0010/V003

Document History

14 March 2016 – updated main contact details.

Inclusion of excursions involving preschool children and the applicability of the Children’s Services Regulation 2004
New advice on film screenings and live performances in the context of revisions to the Controversial Issues in Schools Policy
Advice on child protection issues relating to excursions to courts where the potential for students to be placed at risk of harm by being exposed to violent or sexually explicit evidentiary material.
Further direction on excursion consent forms relating to the need to clarify parental wishes and consent
Incorporation of Commonwealth Government initiatives relating to overseas excursions
Advice on reporting of incidents occurring while on excursions in context of the revised Incident Reporting Policy and Procedures

Changes since previous version

16 October 2019 – updated contact details and made minor style changes.

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Publicly Available


Policy Groups

School activities

Leading and managing the school categories

Educational programs

Subject Keywords

Excursions, school, overseas, film screenings, live performances, billeting, swimming, water activities, consent, child protection, transport, animals, teacher to student ratio, risk management,

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