Physical Activity Guidelines

Australia’s Physical Activity & Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines for Children 5-12 years

Curriculum policy standards for government schools state that primary schools are to include 120 minutes of planned physical activity each week.   

Sport and Physical Activity Safety Policy for Schools provides information relating to student participation, supervision requirements, equipment specification, venue requirements and safety procedures for sport and physical activities.

Sport and Physical Activity in Schools Safe Conduct Guidelines were developed to support and inform NSW schools in planning and implementing safe sport and physical activity.

Guidelines for using contracted external providers for physical education and school sport were developed by the NSW Premier's Council for Active Living to assist primary schools with the decision to use contracted external providers for physical education for children Years K-6.

Guidelines for using external providers for physical activity in out of school hours centres were developed by the NSW Premiers Council for Active Living to assist Out of School Hours centres in using contracted external providers for physical activity.

Protection from the sun guidelines were developed by the DEC to assist in implementing the Student Welfare Policy.

Sun safety for Students Guidelines support the Student Health in NSW Public Schools policy and are designed to be read in conjunction with the student health section of the Department’s public schools website.

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