Playground Responsibilities

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These responsibilities apply during school time, as well as before and after school.

The students of MPW have developed the following responsibilities in order to make MPW a safe and happy place for everyone. These responsibilities are to be followed before, during and after school hours within the school grounds


  • Be fair and honest
  • Be friendly and inclusive at all teams and in all spaces
  • Be a role model for others
  • Be safe and make sure that others are safe too. No rough play, fighting or play-fighting (physical contact is not ok), no violence or violent play (eg using real or imagined weapons)
  • Swearing and inappropriate language are not ok at MPW. Always report swearing if you hear it
  • Take responsibility for yourself, watch where you’re going and be careful not to interfere with other people’s games
  • Help people when they’re hurt and look out for others
  • Use equipment safely and return it when you’re finished with it
  • Keep gardens, tables and decking areas clean and rubbish free – put lunchboxes in classroom tubs and puck up rubbish during music
  • Eat your lunch in your classroom, outside your classroom, at tables on the decking areas – not on the tiger turf, playgrounds or play equipment
  • Put all rubbish back into your lunchbox and leave them at your classroom. Look after your own belongings
  • Make sure you’re back at class on time at the end of recess/lunch
  • Climbing is only allowed on the adventure playgrounds
  • Try to sort out problems in a positive, assertive way. Remind people who are not using the yard appropriately and get help from a yard duty teacher if that doesn’t work.
  • Always do the right thing because it is the right thing to do (not just because a teacher can see you)
  • Sticks can be used safely (e.g for digging)
  • The bike shed is for bikes and scooters…not people!
  • Bikes and scooters must be walked while inside the school grounds
  • Be SunSmart. Wear a wide-brimmed hat and appropriate clothing with shoulders covered from September – April. Children without a wide-brimmed hat must sit under a solid roof (e.g the decking outside Rooms 16, 17 and 18 or areas covered by a solid roof) during these months.