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EOTC Guidelines

We have updated EOTC Guidelines – Bringing the Curriculum Alive to align with:

  • The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015
  • The Vulnerable Children Act 2014; and
  • The Health and Safety at Work (Adventure Activities) Regulations 2016

These guidelines are intended to support the teaching and learning of the national curriculum. The guidelines may also be useful when applied as a good practice guide for other activities that your school is involved in.

The EOTC toolkit and and safety management plan contains a selection of sample forms and templates that reflect the current good practices and procedures for EOTC safety. These tools are intended to assist you in refining your systems for EOTC management and meet your legal requirements and good practice responsibilities.

Please note the guidelines are available online only.

This is the best way to ensure the most up-to-date information is available. Hard copies are not printed because outdoor education best practices tend to change frequently.


EOTC Guidelines: Bringing the Curriculum Alive


EOTC Learning Modules


Version control table 

(Last updated 29 August 2023)




             Appendix 4 EOTC Toolkit


             Appendix 5 EOTC Safety management plan


             Appendix 6 He Rauemi Āwhina – Ngā puka pūnaha haumaru

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