Risk Warnings

Risk Warnings

Risk Warning under Section 5M of the Civil Liability Act 2002 Issued on behalf of MLC School and IGSA

Non-Sporting Activities 2021

MLC School organises many activities such as debating, mock trial, orchestra, choir camps, curricular excursions, and performances during the course of a year. Some of these are organised in conjunction with the Independent Girls’ School Association (IGSA) NSW. Students participating in these activities take part in practice and in competitions.

The IGSA NSW administers and convenes inter-school activities (such as Archdale Debating and Festival of Speech) in which many students, including students of this school, participate.

MLC School and IGSA NSW also expect parents, spectators and other participants to behave in a safe and responsible manner, to comply with the Codes of Conduct and to set a good example for the girls

While MLC School and IGSA NSW take measures to make the activities as safe as reasonably possible for participants, there is a risk that students can be injured and suffer loss (including financial loss) and damage as a result of their participation in these activities, whether at practice or in actual events.

Such injury can occur while the student is engaging in or watching a non-sporting activity, or travelling to and from the event. The injury may result from a student’s actions, the actions of others, the state of the premises or equipment failure (e.g. a collapsed stage during a debating competition).

On some occasions, an injury can be serious (such as torn ligaments, dislocations, back injuries, concussion or broken bones). In very rare cases an injury can be life threatening or result in permanent disability. 

Students could also suffer loss as a result of their personal property being lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed.

Sporting Activities 2021

MLC School organises many individual and team sporting activities during the course of a year. Some of these are organised in conjunction with Independent Girls’ School Association (IGSA), a sub-committee of the Association of Heads of Independent Girls’ Schools (AHIGS) NSW. Students participating in these sporting activities take part in practice and in competitions.

MLC School and IGSA NSW expect students to take responsibility for their own safety by wearing compulsory safety equipment, by thinking carefully about the use of safety equipment that is highly recommended and by behaving in a safe and responsible manner towards team members, opponents, spectators, officials, property and grounds.

MLC School and IGSA also expect parents, spectators and other participants to behave in a safe and responsible manner, to comply with the Codes of Conduct and to set a good example for the girls.

While MLC School and IGSA take measures to make the sporting activities as safe as reasonably possible for participants, there is a risk that students can be injured and suffer loss (including financial loss) and damage as a result of their participation in these sporting activities, whether at training or in actual events.

Such injury can occur while the student is engaging in or watching a sporting activity, or travelling to and from the event. The injury may result from a student’s actions, the actions of others, the state of the premises or equipment failure.

On some occasions, an injury can be serious (such as torn ligaments, dislocations, back injuries, concussion or broken bones). In very rare cases an injury can be life threatening or result in permanent disability. If a student has a pre-existing injury, participating in a sporting activity could result in an exacerbation of that injury.

Students could also suffer loss as a result of their personal property being lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed.