Zone Code Of Conduct – Carnivals

Sydney Coastal Primary School Sports Association (PSSA) Code of Conduct

Carnivals

Sydney Coastal Primary School Sports Association (PSSA) Code of Conduct is to be signed by all students and parents/caregivers who participate in any PSSA activities including carnivals, team sports and representative trials. The values of PSSA sport are about participation, skill development and enjoyment. PSSA officials and coaches are school teachers, not professional coaches, who do their best to ensure that all children are given the chance to participate and reach their full potential in a safe sporting environment.

All students, schools, coaches, parents and spectators are expected to abide by the following code of conduct to ensure all participants achieve their best.

Student’s Code of Conduct

I agree to:

  • Not argue with the official and accept all decisions;
  • Not use any offensive language or gestures towards anyone else;
  • Conduct myself with dignity and respect;
  • Obey the instructions of the teacher/official in charge of the event at all times;
  • Show good sportsmanship in both victory and defeat;
  • Stay in supervised areas, unless competing or marshalling;
  • Listen carefully to all announcements being made;
  • Enjoy myself at sport.

 

Should I break this code of conduct I am prepared to accept both the responsibility for and the consequences resulting from my actions at sport. These include:

  • Possibly missing my scheduled events;
  • Possible suspension from future sporting events;
  • Accepting consequences in line with my school’s code of conduct and the Department of Education’s code of conduct.

 

Schools Responsibilities

 

The school will agree to:

  • Ensure that first aid equipment is readily available at all PSSA events;
  • Provide adequate staffing supervision in line with departmental guidelines;
  • Clean up any area used during a PSSA activity before teams leave the premises;
  • Notify the PSSA executive and carnival convenor if not attending a scheduled carnival;
  • Regard themselves as responsible for the conduct of their supporters whether parents, friends or past students;
  • Supervise all students (not just those from your school) under your duty of care in attendance at PSSA carnivals;
  • Provide necessary information that is requested by convenor prior to carnival.

Parents and Spectators Code of Conduct

 

I agree to:

  • Remember that children participate to have fun and that the carnival is for the students not adults;
  • Inform the teacher/official of any physical disability or ailment that may affect the safety of my child/other children;
  • Be a positive role model for my child and encourage sportsmanship by showing respect and courtesy and by demonstrating positive support for all competitors, teachers, officials and spectators during every event;
  • Respect the teachers/officials and their authority during carnivals and will never question, discuss or confront teachers/officials at the carnival. Any protest needs to be directed to your team manager, which must be a school teacher;
  • Provide a sports environment for all children that is free from drugs, smoking and alcohol and I will refrain from their use at all sports events;
  • Keep any pets on leashes or restrained from children.

 

Should I break this code of conduct I am prepared to accept both the responsibility for and the consequences resulting from my actions at sport. These include:

  • Being asked to leave the premises or park;
  • Meeting with school principal to discuss future attendance at PSSA sporting events;
  • Police being called and parents/spectators being charged with section 60E where teachers feel that student or teacher safety is threatened or intimidated by either verbal or physical abuse.

 

Officials

 

I agree to:

  • Ensure equipment/surface is safe for participation;
  • Ensure everyone involved including parents/spectators, understand their responsibilities regarding fair play and the Sydney Coastal PSSA code of conduct;
  • Encourage positive attitudes towards children’s sport by emphasising fun and enjoyment, encouraging all students, setting a good example and doing your best;
  • Avoid any hint of criticising the officiating of a carnival, particularly in front of students or parents/spectators;
  • Inform students of rules and guidelines pertaining to all carnivals.

 

Any incidents of unfair play or inappropriate behaviour will be dealt with in line with the Department of Education’s Teacher Code of Conduct under the direction of your school principal.