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Guidelines

 school child playing tennis

Children and young people need to be active every day. This can happen as part of play, physical education and games and sport in school, the family and the community. To support this, a number of guidelines have been developed for schools by the NSW Government and the Australian Government.

Student fitness and physical activity

A memorandum to all Principals of NSW public schools (98/263) from the NSW Department of Education and Communities:
Memorandum to all Principals: Student Fitness and Physical Activity Action Plan - NSW Department of Education and Communities website (PDF 172KB) 

Curriculum policy standards for government schools

Students in Years K-10 participate in a minimum of 150 minutes of planned moderate with some vigorous physical activity across the school week. This time includes planned weekly sport.

 

Policy Standards for Curriculum Planning and Programming, Assessing and Reporting to Parents K-12 - NSW Department of Education and Training website (PDF 96KB)  

Guidelines for the safe conduct of sport and physical activity in schools

These guidelines were developed to inform and support school communities in planning and implementing safe sport and physical activity in NSW public schools:

Guidelines for Specific Sports and Physical Activities - NSW Department of Education and Communities School Sport Unit website (new window) 

Protection from the sun

Schools have a responsibility to provide a safe environment for students and staff during physical activity, which includes protection from the sun.

The sun protection policy for public schools students in NSW explains the responsibilities. 

Sun safety: NSW Department of Education and Communities website (new window) 

Guidelines for using contracted external providers for physical education and school sport

These guidelines were developed by the NSW Premier's Council for Active Living to assist primary schools using contracted external providers for physical education and school sport.
Premier's Council for Active Living New South Wales: Guidelines for using contracted external providers for physical education and school sport - New South Wales Government, Premier's Council for Active Living website (PDF 943KB) 

Guidelines for using external providers for physical activity in out of school hours care centres

These guidelines were developed by the NSW Premiers Council for Active Living to assist Out of school hours centres using contracted external providers for activity.
Premier's Council for Active Living New South Wales: Guidelines for using external providers for physical activity in out of school hours centres - New South Wales Government, Premier's Council for Active Living website (PDF 741KB)