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EOTC SMP template and tools

The EOTC Safety Management Plan (SMP) template and tools:

  • Provide a COMPREHENSIVE framework for EOTC policies and procedure
  • Fall under school-wide Health and Safety systems
  • Support quality teaching and learning in EOTC
  • Are embedded in GOOD PRACTICE and underpinned by the Ministry of Education EOTC Guidelines 2016, Bringing the Curriculum Alive
  • Align with EXTERNAL audit Has a GOOGLE DOCS format option for schools on a Google platform. Access the Google Docs here.
  • Is FREE for schools to download and adapt

To access:

Download a Word document here or, 

Go to Appendix 4 of the EOTC Guidelines 2016, Bringing the Curriculum Alive, found at Te Kete Ipurangi (TKI).

Current good practice

The template tools have been incorporated into the EOTC Guidelines 2016 and reflect current good practice. Schools should be comparing the new forms with those that make up their school EOTC management system, the new forms having been brought in on 1 July 2017.

Make use of the linked Forms Comparison Table in any review.


Acknowledgement: This EOTC SMP template and tools were created, modified, and combined by a project team led by EONZ (Fiona McDonald), with New Zealand Outdoor Instructors Association (Jo Parsons), Horizons Unlimited (Mark Smith), Perry Outdoor Education Trust (GemmaPeriam), Roncalli College (Guy Sutherland), and Papanui High School (Phil Washbourn).






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