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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2019 Week 07 Hansard (Thursday, 1 August 2019) . . Page.. 2711 ..


(5) Who runs/leads these extra classes/activities/clubs outside of regular school classes/hours.

(6) If these extra classes/activities/clubs are run by teachers, are they remunerated.

(7) If these extra classes/activities/clubs are run by people other than teachers, are they (a) volunteers or (b) other paid contractors/employees.

Ms Berry: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) Co-curricular activities are elective programs undertaken outside of regular school classes/hours. Data about co-curricula activities is not collected centrally.

(2) ACT public schools operate under a system of school-based management to allow them to meet the needs of their community. This provides individual schools with flexibility in providing co-curricular activities. School leadership teams, in consultation with their boards, determine the optional activities available for students.

(3) ACT public schools internally promote co-curricular activities to students. Principals in conjunction with the school board and the school community make decisions on any extra classes and activities made available for their students.

(4) If parents and carers of children at ACT public schools request their child receive religious education, it is the responsibility of the principal to coordinate the teaching in compliance with the Religious Education in ACT Public Schools Policy. Classes are organised for a reasonable time as negotiated with the principal.

(5) Principals may coordinate the supervision of co-curricular activities outside of regular school hours in line with School Board decisions.

(6) Co-curricular activities outside school hours are negotiated with the principal. The Principal works with teachers to meet the operational requirements of the school including activities that occur outside school hours.

(7) As co-curricular activities are school based decisions, principals can elect to have volunteers or paid representatives coordinating these elective programs.


Access Canberra—lease agreements(Question No 2522)

Ms Lee asked the Minister for Business and Regulatory Services, upon notice, on 17 May 2019:

(1) Are there any conditions which apply to the Crown Lease covering Yarralumla Block 1 Section 18; if so, what are they and can the Minister provide copy of conditions.

(2) Has the ACT Government received complaints or requests to investigate Yarralumla Block 1 Section 18 since 1 January 2019; if so, what (a) are the dates for these requests for investigation; and (c) is the nature of those complaints and requests.


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