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Configuration of the School Day in Public Schools


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4.4 Temporary closure of a school

4.4.1 Health or safety concerns

Principals must refer to the Emergency and Critical Incident Management in Public Schools policy in circumstances where there are health or safety concerns that may result in the temporary closure of the whole or a particular part of the school premises.

Guidelines

Refer to section 6.3.2 and Appendix C of the Emergency Management and Critical Incident Management in Public Schools policy.

4.4.2 Relocating to new premises

Principals must gain the approval of the Director Schools to close the school for the purpose of relocating to new premises.

Following the Director Schools' approval, principals will manage the process for the closure of schools for the purpose of relocating to new premises.

Guidelines

Principals can apply to close the school if it is being relocated to new premises. This is generally for one day and students do not attend while school staff relocate teaching materials and resources to the new school facilities. This option only applies to replacement schools and not to new schools.

4.4.3 Specific events

Principals must gain the approval of the Director Schools to close the school for educational instruction of students for certain specific events.

Following the Director Schools' approval, principals will manage the process for the closure of schools for certain specific events.

Guidelines

Examples of specific events referred to above are agricultural shows, field days or important local functions.

Schools located within country districts can be closed for educational instruction of students for one day each year in respect of an agricultural show, field day or important local function, if it is likely that the event will be attended by a majority of the students of the school.


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