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Visitors and Intruders on Public School Premises


Appendices

Appendix B Dignitaries visiting public schools

When the visiting dignitary is the Minister for Education, briefing notes based on advice from the principal and the Coordinator Regional Operations or Regional Executive Director will be provided to the Minister and copied to the Director General prior to the visit.

When the visiting dignitary is a politician, please refer to the Protocols for Politicians and Candidates for an election to visit public schools in Western Australia.

The following tables outline the protocols to be observed:

DIGNITARY (examples) PURPOSE OF VISIT (examples) RESPONSIBILITY

These dignitaries have communicated their request to visit in writing to the Hon Minister for Education and Training:

• The Federal Minister for Education

• State Opposition spokesperson
(either in the company of the local member or not)

• Any Member of Parliament other than the local Member.

 


 

General school visit

Launch of program

Award
 

When the Department is advised by the Office of the Minister for Education and Training that approval has been given in response to a written request to visit a school, the Ministerial Services Unit notifies:

  • the Principal;
  • the Regional Executive Director;
  • Office of the Director General;
  • Office of the Deputy Director General, Public Schools; and
  • Corporate Communications and Marketing.
Where a principal is approached directly about a visit by a politician who is not the local member, the principal must advise the politician to seek permission from the Office of the WA Minister for Education and Training (email minister.ellery@dpc.wa.gov.au or write to Level 10, Dumas House, 2 Havelock Street, West Perth)
  School opening/extension or major upgrade Principal makes arrangements as per the Official Opening of Public School Buildings guidelines.
Candidates for an election

A candidate for an election has no automatic right to visit a school or meet with the principal and/or school staff. It is not appropriate to acknowledge a candidate for an election at any school event.

Where a principal is approached directly by a candidate for an election wanting to visit the school, the principal must advise the candidate for an election to seek permission from the Office of the WA Minister for Education and Training (email minister.ellery@dpc.wa.gov.au or write to Level 10, Dumas House, 2 Havelock Street, West Perth).
As for general school visit (above).
International dignitaries/delegates  

Principal notifies the Ministerial Services Unit if approached directly.

Minister for Education and Training General school visit

The Ministerial Services Unit notifies the Director General and confirms the visit with the school.

Local Member of Parliament General visit Principal confirms purpose of the visit and notifies Regional Executive Director of proposed visit.

Principal makes appropriate school arrangements.


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