We welcome the support of volunteers to be involved in our sport program through coaching, managing and assisting staff. All of our staff and volunteers must complete the volunteer induction process prior to working with our students. Please visit The Hutchins School Volunteer page or follow the links below


1. Hutchins Volunteer Registration

As of 1 April 2015, all volunteers will be required to register with the School and provide personal and work information that the School will use to:

  • Ensure our volunteer records are current, reliable and reflect the full extent of volunteer work being undertaken at Hutchins.
  • Contact a volunteer with important information related to their work at the School.
  • Contact a nominated person in the event of medical or other emergency concerning a volunteer.
  • Ensure that we meet our legal obligations under the Tasmanian Working with Children Registration (WWCR).

Register as a Hutchins volunteer

2. Working with Children Registration

Please read a letter from the Headmaster explaining this important new Tasmanian law and how this legislation is being implemented at The Hutchins School for volunteers.

If requested in step 1, please apply for Working with Children Registration (WWCR). This will apply to most volunteers.

3. Hutchins Safety Induction Program

If requested in step 1, please complete the Hutchins Safety Induction Program. This can be completed any time prior to commencement.

4. Reimbursement

Hutchins will reimburse volunteers for the cost of the WWCR. Visit Reception to confirm your Hutchins and WWCR Registrations and claim your reimbursement.

5. Coaches Contract & Coaching Policy

Please read the The Hutchins School Sport & Co-curricular Policy and sign the coaching contract

There is also a volunteer coaches pack that can be collected from the SS front office with all relevant documentation. Please contact the Head of Sport adrian.finch@hutchins.tas.edu.au if you are interested in being involved in the Hutchins Sport program.


 The Hutchins School Coaching Policy


The purpose of this coaching policy is to assist in the provision of quality sport experiences for young people.  It will encourage the provision of safe, enjoyable and accountable environments for everyone involved in sport at The Hutchins School.

Coaches play a vital role in not only developing athletes through sport but also developing the individual as a person. They play a vital role in providing students with the skills and knowledge needed to develop, improve and succeed in their sport as well as providing them with core values that are held in high regard by The Hutchins School and our society.  Coaches also have a major influence over participants’ enjoyment of sport.

It is essential that coaches provide people of all ages the best possible sporting experience, which will ensure their continued participation and development in sport.

  • fun experiences
  • safe and supportive environments
  • skill development, challenge and the joy of achieving
  • access for all to participate
  • a clear pathway for improvement in fitness, skills, and the ethos of sportsmanship
  • equal opportunities for all young people to access sports

Hutchins Coaches have the right to:

• A safe environment free from discrimination, harassment and abuse.

• Be treated fairly and with respect and dignity by players and participants (including teachers, parents, managers, officials, supporters) in carrying out the duties required of a coach.

• Guidance and support from The Hutchins School, The Hutchins School Board of Management and staff members.

• Encouragement and courtesy from the sporting community, and affiliating sporting bodies.

• A fair process and the principles of natural justice being consistently applied, should the coach become the subject of or involved in a complaint, allegation or investigation within the sport.

• Access to clear outlined legal and moral standards and requirements through codes, policies, rules, regulations, guidelines and procedure manuals as defined by The Hutchins School and relative sporting organisations.  This will include the School’s Code of Conduct, Mission Statement, and Grievance Policy.

• Support regarding the discipline and behavior of players in teams, representing The Hutchins School.

• Training, development and educational opportunities, to ensure the coach’s techniques, methods and skills remain current and effective.

Hutchins Coaches will be responsible for:

• Providing a safe environment for players and participants (including officials, parents, team and club members and opponents) that is free from discrimination, harassment and abuse.

• Treating all players and participants fairly, with respect and dignity regardless of gender, race, and place of origin, athletic potential, colour, sexual orientation, religion, political beliefs, socio-economic status and other conditions.

• Ensuring any physical contact with players is appropriate to the situation and necessary for the player’s skill development.

• Being acutely aware of the power they have as a coach over players and the trust the players put in them.  Avoiding any situation with a player(s) that could be considered as compromising, and or inappropriate.

• Developing the sporting skills, knowledge and experiences of players and participants.

• Ensuring they provide all athletes equal time, attention and sporting opportunities whenever possible.

• Maintaining an uncompromising adhesion to their sport’s standards, rules, regulations, codes and policies and encouraging players to do likewise. Coaches must accept both the letter and spirit of the rules.

• Adhering to the rules, regulations, and ethics of SATIS, and The Hutchins School Sport Policy.

• Understanding and complying with Tasmanian child protection requirements.

• Refraining from any behaviour that may bring The Hutchins School, or sport into disrepute.

• Providing feedback to players and other participants in a manner sensitive to their needs and avoiding overly negative feedback.  Encouragement rather than criticism.

• Accepting and respecting the role of officials and encouraging players to do likewise.

• Obtaining, maintaining and improving coaching skills and qualifications through development, training and education opportunities.


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