Silver Awards. Week 1.
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Dogs Are Not Allowed on School Grounds.
Did you know it is ILLEGAL to bring dogs and other animals into any school grounds in New South Wales? You can be fined up to $1,100 (ten penalty units) for doing so.
Section 14 of the Companion Animals Act (1998) prohibits dogs on school grounds except where the Principal gives permission. If permission is granted, dogs must be kept on a leash when in school grounds.
Dogs are not allowed on school grounds for many reasons, most are common sense today, but to list a few:
The only dogs that are allowed on school grounds are police dogs, assistance animals (guide dog, reading dog, etc) or a corrective services dog.
As a Government school, we are bound by the legislation of the Animal Welfare Policy to enforce and report on any violations.
We understand that there are moments when you want to take your dog for a walk and the beginning, or end, of the school day works out to be an ideal time. But please, organise another time to take your dog for a walk that wont bring them onto school grounds.
Thank you for your understanding of this matter.