Sport Special Interest Group

Federation successfully launched the Sport SIG in Term 3, 2020.

SIGs are not decision-making bodies of the union. Members of the Sport SIG will offer Federation valuable information about what is happening in schools and the Department in relation to sport, physical activity, curriculum delivery, professional learning and other sport-related issues. This can help shape Federation policy and response to these matters. Any recommendation from the Sport SIG will go to the NSW Teachers Federation Executive for a decision.

Sport SIG meetings will be held once a term (either at Federation House with technology facilities available for our remote colleagues, or via Zoom if circumstances require this). An agenda will be sent out prior to each meeting and members will assist in determining the items to be addressed. Minutes will be distributed to registered members after each meeting.

The Officer attached to the Sport SIG is Mandy Wells, who has responsibility for facilitating the work of the SIG, including meetings, minutes of meetings and actioning recommendations or correspondence. The Officer attached is the main contact point at Federation for broad issues affecting teachers in regards to sport, physical activity or curriculum/sport event issues and concerns.

Federation’s Sport SIG welcomes new members.

To join the Sport SIG or contact the officers attached, please phone 1300 654 369 or (02) 9217 2100 or email  

Department of Education School Sport Unit links

Department of Education Policy links

Curriculum links 

Advice Leaflets for Sport SIG members -

The Federation Work Health and Safety Bulletins deal with key aspects of the Work Health and Safety Act including:

  • the duties imposed by the Act
  • the concept of what is “reasonably practicable”,
  • the consultation processes for the Department and TAFE and
  • how to resolve disputes or concerns about Work Health and Safety.

Work Health and Safety Bulletin 01
Work Health and Safety Bulletin 02
Work Health and Safety Bulletin 03

Other Resources

NSW Teachers Federation Library resources (catalogue, Hot Topic lists and other information)

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