Appendix 4 - Responses to letters sent to state and territory Departments of Education

Appendix 4 - Responses to letters sent to state and territory Departments of Education

On 3 August 2006 the Committee wrote to state and territory Departments of Education, asking them a number of questions in relation to physical activity programs in schools. The questions were as follows:

  1. what physical education classes are required and what are available (but non-compulsory), in each year of school;
  2. what proportion of physical education classes are required to involve exercise activity
  3. what school sport during regular school hours is required, and what is available (but non-compulsory), in each year of school;
  4. what other obligations are there to participate in school-organised sporting activity outside regular school hours;
  5. in each of the above cases, what is included in the meaning of sport, physical activity or exercise;
  6. in each of the above cases, who determines whether schools and students are complying with the relevant policy; and
  7. does the regulation of any of the above matters vary according to the type of school (for example, public, Catholic or other private).

Attached are responses received by the Committee by the time of tabling of this report. Responses from states and territories can also be found on the Committee's website. (See PDF version for the attachments)

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