The safety and well-being of our students are a priority. The introduction of Lime Scooters to Hamilton has raised several issues relevant to our duty of care.
To ride a Lime Scooter users must follow the below rules and conditions:
- Wear a helmet.
- Abide by all traffic laws.
- You must not ride down steep hills.
- You must be 18 years of age or older.
- When you are riding, you are riding at your own risk.
- Only one rider at a time is allowed to ride the Lime-S.
- More importantly, please respect the ride.
As users ride at their own risk we encourage parents to speak to their daughter about safety and appropriate use of the scooter. Also, to ensure their daughter knows and understands all traffic laws.
Lime Scooters are not permitted to be used on the school grounds. Student behaviour that does not meet the schools expectations will be addressed in line with the school’s discipline process.
- Sacred Heart Girls’ College is a Smoke-free environment. (Smoke-free Environments Act 1990).
- NAG 5: Boards of Trustees are required to provide a safe physical and emotional environment for students.
- The Medicines Act 1981 and the Smoke-free Environments Act 1990 (SFEA) regulate the sale, advertising and use of vaping products, including nicotine liquid.
In addition, products that look like a tobacco product or smoking pipe and can be used to simulate smoking (toy tobacco products) cannot be sold to a person under 18 years, even if they do not contain nicotine.
The School’s position in regard to vaping is:
As a Smoke-free school and in line with 1, 2 & 3 stated above, Sacred Heart Girls’ College students are not permitted to engage in tobacco smoking or tobacco smoking behaviours, including vaping, while at school, commuting to and from school and when representing the school.
Tobacco, vaping products and paraphernalia is not to be on school grounds and will be confiscated. As legal purchase of vapes and vape products is restricted to persons over 18 years, parents may be requested to uplift confiscated items from the school.
Student behaviour that does not meet the schools expectations will be addressed in line with the school’s discipline process.