PLAYGROUND

PR-5-13

PROCEDURAL DOCUMENT

Effective Date: 4 September 2012

Rationale

To ensure students have adequate facilities for outdoor activities. 

Purpose

To provide a safe environment for the students to develop physical and social skills through play and outdoor activities. 

Broad Guidelines

Out of bounds areas: car park area, behind the Senior Block and hall, and the streams.  Some areas will be closed at times at staff discretion.

Staff are rostered onto playground duty.  The duty teacher has the responsibility to ensure safety in the playground.  Staff members coming off duty must ensure the next duty person has arrived.

Rostered use of outside resources will be implemented.

At all times safety in the playground is paramount, students are expected to play safely

Should a serious accident occur in the playground – the student should be left in position until checked by a current first aider- treat for shock until injuries are determined.  Notify parents as per Record of Accident Procedure.

Red flags mean keep off any grassed area.

Skateboards, scooters, and skates are permitted on Wednesdays in the designated area only, provided appropriate protective gear is worn.

The playground is unsupervised outside of the hours from 9.00 – 3.00pm during school term