Does a school have jurisdiction over a teacher’s behavior in the evenings and weekends?

The actions of a teacher may constitute misconduct or serious misconduct, even though they take place outside the school gates and outside school hours.  The legislation is not structured in such a way as to draw a line between a teacher’s private and professional life.  The principal question is not whether some incident took place in a teacher’s private or professional capacity, but rather whether the teacher’s actions, wherever and whenever they took place, reflect adversely on his or her fitness to be a teacher.