The Hutchins School Code of Behaviour in Sports

This Code of Behaviour is intended to be the minimum standard for anyone involved in Hutchins sport

  • Operate within the rules and spirit of your sport, promoting fair play over winning at any cost
  • Encourage and support opportunities for people to learn appropriate behaviours and skills
  • Support opportunities for participation in all aspects of the sport
  • Treat each person as an individual
  • Display control and courtesy to all involved with the sport
  • Respect the rights and worth of every person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion
  • Respect the decisions of officials, coaches and administrators in the conduct of the sport
  • Adopt appropriate and responsible behaviour in all interactions
  • Act with integrity and objectivity, and accept responsibility for your decisions and actions
  • Ensure your decisions and actions contribute to a safe environment
  • Ensure your decisions and actions contribute to a harassment free environment
  • Do not tolerate harmful or abusive behaviours


  • Give your best at all times, be the best you can be
  • Participate for your own enjoyment and benefit
  • Wear the correct sport uniform at all times when competing.  This also includes tracksuit
  • Communicate with Teachers in Charge of Sports (TIC) and coaches regarding absence or injury


  • Place the safety and welfare of the athletes above all else
  • Help each person (athlete, official etc) reach their potential – respect the talent, developmental stage and goals of each person and compliment and encourage with positive and supportive feedback
  • Any physical contact with a person should be appropriate to the situation and necessary for the person’s skill development
  • Support TheHutchinsSchoolCoaching Policy


  • Place the safety and welfare of the athletes above all else
  • Be consistent and impartial when making decisions
  • Address unsporting behaviour and promote respect for all people


  • Act honestly, in good faith and in the best interests of the sport as a whole
  • Ensure that any information acquired or advantage gained from the position is not used improperly
  • Conduct your responsibilities with due care, competence and diligence
  • Do not allow prejudice, conflict of interest or bias to affect your objectivity
  • Communication with parents and students is highly valued


  • Encourage children to participate and have fun
  • Focus on the child’s effort and performance rather than winning or losing
  • Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a competition
  • Communicate with TIC’s regarding absence, injury or grievance
  • Support the unique nature of The Hutchins School Sport Policy


  • Respect the performances and efforts of all people
  • Reject the use of violence in any form, whether it is by spectators, coaches, officials or athletes
  • The use of noise or language that intimidates is unacceptable



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