60B Consultation about treatment of health curriculum

(1)

The board of every State school must, at least once in every 2 years, and after consultation with the school community, adopt a statement on the delivery of the health curriculum.

(2)

In this section,—

school community means,—

(a)

in the case of a State integrated school, the parents of students enrolled at the school, and the school’s proprietors:

(b)

in the case of any other State school, the parents of students enrolled at the school:

(c)

in every case, any other person whom the board considers is part of the school community for the purpose of this section

statement on the delivery of the health curriculum means a written statement of how the school will implement the health education components of the relevant national curriculum statements.

(3)

The purpose of the consultation required by subsection (1) is to—

(a)

inform the school community about the content of the health curriculum; and

(b)

ascertain the wishes of the school community regarding the way in which the health curriculum should be implemented, given the views, beliefs, and customs of the members of that community; and

(c)

determine, in broad terms, the health education needs of the students at the school.

(4)

A board may adopt any method of consultation that it considers will best achieve the purpose set out in subsection (3), but it may not adopt a statement on the delivery of the health curriculum until it has—

(a)

prepared the statement in draft; and

(b)

given members of the school community an adequate opportunity to comment on the draft statement; and

(c)

considered any comments received.

Section 60B: inserted, on 25 October 2001, by section 13(1) of the Education Standards Act 2001 (2001 No 88).

Section 60B school community paragraph (a): amended, on 19 May 2017, by section 42 of the Education (Update) Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 20).