(1) The principal of a Government school may make a declaration as to the following—
(a) items that must not be brought onto the school premises at any time;
(b) items that may be brought onto the school premises only at the times listed in the declaration or only for the purposes listed in the declaration.
(2) Items in respect of which a declaration may be made under subsection (1) are those which the principal reasonably believes are likely to be used in a threatening, violent or harmful manner.
(3) A declaration under this section must be in writing and must be published to the students, parents of students, staff of the school and other members of the school community, by a letter, notice or document circulating generally to those persons.
Possession of a prohibited item in public places (which includes Government schools) is regulated under the Control of Weapons Act 1990 and the Firearms Act 1996 .
S. 5.8A.3 inserted by No. 11/2011 s. 3.