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EOTC & Effective Safety Management Systems

Core EOTC PLD for schools


Target audience:

  • Schools whose staff have not previously engaged with the Ministry of Education guidelines for EOTC.
  • Schools with new staff
  • Schools wishing to implement good practice systems, and/ or
  • Schools seeking support with implementation and review

The PLD supports school staff to understand and implement good practice processes in EOTC and to embed the processes in programmes and school-wide safety systems.

The workshop series comes FREE to school staff and members of school boards of trustees through support from the Ministry of Education.

Most benefit is gained when a school can send at least two people, including a combination of the senior leadership team, the EOTC coordinator, and a lead practising teacher. Ideally, a third person is a member of the school board.

If experienced in the application of accepted current EOTC management practice and looking to critique your processes and share practice, then the 1-Day Embedding Good Practice workshop is for you.  If you remain uncertain which PLD is the best fit, contact us for guidance.


There is an expectation that participants can attend both days.

More than 3 registrations from one school will be accepted if a workshop is not full. 

2021 PLD Calendar

North Auckland – Rosedale (FULL)

Wed 19 May followed by Fri 25 June

8:45 am - 4:00 pm. Lunch provided

Commonwealth Room, Main facility AUT Millennium, 17 Antares Place, Rosedale, Auckland 0632 

Find paid parking info here. Sorry, no onsite complimentary parking. 



S Auckland - Takanini (FULL)

Fri 21 May followed by Thurs 24  June

8:45 am - 4:00 pm. Lunch provided

Gymsport Conference Room, Bruce Pulman Park, 90 Walters Road, Takanini, Auckland

Thames (FULL)

Fri 28 May followed by Friday 18 June

8:45 am - 4:00 pm. Lunch provided

Conference Room Thames War Memorial Civic Centre, 200 Mary Street, Thames   MAP
Rotorua (FULL)

Mon 17 May followed by Mon 21 June

8:45 am - 4:00 pm. Lunch provided

Fern Room Alpin Motel, 16 Sala Street, Rotorua   MAP

Tues 15 June followed by Friday 2 July

8:45 am - 4:00 pm. Lunch provided


Totara/Rimu room, Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō, 10 Bath Street, Levin 

Hawkes Bay - Waipawa (CLOSED)

Thurs 10 June followed by Wed 30 June

8:45 am - 4:00 pm. Lunch provided


Concert chambers, CHB Municipal Theatre, 18 Kenilworth Street, Waipawa 4210

Wellington - Lower Hutt (CLOSED)

Fri 11 June followed by Mon 28 June

8:45 am - 4:00 pm. Lunch provided


Engine Room, Ricoh Sports Centre Fraser Park Sportsville, 237 Taita Drive, Lower Hutt 

Nelson (FULL)

Thurs 3 June followed by Fri 2 July

8:45 am - 4:00 pm. Lunch provided

Boardroom, Sports House, 142 Saxton Rd East, Stoke, Nelson 

Christchurch (FULL)

Fri 4 June followed by Thurs 1 July 

8:45 am - 4:00 pm. Lunch provided

Pohutukawa Room, Airport Gateway Hotel, 45 Roydvale Ave Christchurch   MAP

Thurs 24 June followed by Fri 30 July

8:45 am - 4:00 pm. Lunch provided

The Glen Lounge, Otago Golf Club, 125 Balmacewen Road, Maori Hill, Dunedin MAP


 Specific workshop aims:            

  • To support understanding of key concepts that underpin safe quality teaching and learning across all EOTC environments through an understanding of the Guidelines;
  • To provide training on leading change consistent with accepted good practice;
  • To build capacity within schools to maximise safety and learning across all EOTC contexts;
  • To offer guidance in the implementation of key components of the Guidelines.


What previous attendees said:

"So many good resources provided to explore and to guide our review" 

"Great to hear current EOTC practices and loved hearing the range of EOTC the tamariki experience"

"A great time to review our policies"

"PLD that supported us to consolidate rationalise the WHY we engage in EOTC, in turn leading to better understanding of EOTC process and the need to have good systems in place"