PROTOCOL AT NORTH MORLEY PRIMARY SCHOOL FOR ORGANISED EVENTS
There are some legal issues concerning the photographing of some students. To protect these students, and the rights of parents/carers to record significant events in their own children’s lives, the School Council has developed the following protocols for our school.
1. Published Materials:
Written parent consent must be obtained for all published documents/videos produced by the School and the P&C Association where clearly identified student images are produced.
2. School Events:
Parents/ Carers are permitted to photograph/video their own child in the activities or events that they are participating in. (eg assemblies, excursions/incursions, sports days)
It is requested that parents/ do not have close up photographs of other students when they are photographing these events, nor do they photograph the students behind the activities.
When a parent is requested to take another child’s photograph by that child’s parent it is preferable to have the request in writing. This will assist in any legal complications at a future date, should they arise.
If a community member observes inappropriate filming by an unidentified person they should report it immediately to the Principal or Deputy Principal.
3. Students who are not to be photographed:
Parents/carers must notify the school in writing if their child is not to be photographed for legal reasons.
Those students will be asked to sit in designated areas at assemblies so that there is minimal likelihood of them being photographed.
Parents of these students understand that at whole school functions where students are mobile (such as sports day or excursions/incursions), the school will not be able to ensure that the child will not be photographed as part of that activity. If this is likely to cause a problem, then parents/carers will need to be with their child to monitor this.