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Safety in Schools

The Education (General Provisions) Act 2006 External Link(the Act) gives powers to principals and governing bodies of non-state schools to deal with parents or visitors who disrupt the good order and management of schools or who threaten the safety of staff or students in schools.

As principals' supervisors, governing bodies of non-state schools have a general responsibility to ensure that principals act within their powers and exercise appropriate judgment in the management of non-state schools under their control.

Section 359 of the Act provides for the mandatory reporting of the number of directions, orders and applications for review issued during the previous financial year by non-state school principals and governing bodies.

Please note however that, under section 343 of the Act, a student of the school or an employee of the school's governing body engaged to perform work at the school's premises is an exempt person and cannot be issued with directions under sections 346, 348, 349, 349A and 350.

The Safety in Schools data for the 2016-17 financial year is now being collected and must be provided to the Office of Non-State Education by 31 July 2017.

Completing and returning the data

Please note, in order to edit and save the PDF form you will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer.

For assistance with Adobe Acrobat please follow link.

To complete the data collection you will need to input your four-digit Queensland Register of Non-State Schools code. If you are unsure of your school's code, Queensland School Codes Microsoft® Excel® spreadsheet 47K lists the code for each school.

If you have any queries about the Safety in Schools data collection, please contact the Office of Non-State Education on telephone 3513 6746.

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