Education Standards Act 2001

  • This version includes a correction to section 69(2) made under section 25(j)(iii) and 25(j)(iv) of the Legislation Act 2012.

Health education

13 New section 60B inserted

(1)

The principal Act is amended by inserting, after section 60A, the following section:

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 an 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.

(2)

Section 105C of the Education Act 1964 is consequentially repealed.