Our firm's Education Law team circulated a survey in February to New South Wales secondary schools requesting that they identify legal issues of importance to schools and how CBP could best provide information on those issues to schools.

The survey responses indicate that there is a high level of interest in a range of topics. These include:

  • social media
  • bullying
  • cyber bullying
  • outdoor education risks
  • excursion risks
  • employment issues

Other topics of interest identified by the survey include governance relating to liability of the school board and council, tax and stamp duty exemptions and workplace risk management.

All schools indicated that electronic bulletins are the most suitable method of communication, although some institutions suggested that on-site presentations would also be helpful.

Our Education Law team has studied the survey results and is taking them into account as we prepare materials for circulation both to secondary schools and to tertiary educational institutions.

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