Purpose of this policy
To establish when a parent/guardian might be liable for costs incurred by a student damaging school property.
A parent is not legally responsible for damage caused by a student at school unless it can be shown that the student was:
- acting as the agent or employee of the parent
- acting with the authority of the parent or
- the damage was caused by a dangerous article that was given to the student by a parent.
Reporting serious wilful damage
In cases of serious wilful damage caused by a student, principals may choose to report the matter to the police.