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EOTC SMP template and tools

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

  • Provides a COMPREHENSIVE framework for EOTC policies and procedures
  • Falls under school-wide Health and Safety systems
  • Supports quality teaching and learning in EOTC
  • Is embedded in GOOD PRACTICE and underpinned by the Ministry of Education EOTC Guidelines 2016, Bringing the Curriculum Alive
  • Uses the same forms as found in the EOTC Guidelines toolkit
  • Aligns with EXTERNAL audit
  • Has a GOOGLE DOCS format option for the supporting tools
  • Is FREE for schools to download and adapt


The material below consists of the most current and updated versions available, notified by the Ministry of Education in the Bulletin for School Leaders | He Pitopito Kōrero Issue No 86 2018 March 5 and through the March 2018 Update of the National EOTC Coordinator Database.



Download the current version of the SMP template and tools HERE.

Alternatively, go to Appendix 4 of the EOTC Guidelines page at Te Kete Ipurangi (TKI).

To access the tools as Google Docs click HERE

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. 

Make use of the linked Forms Comparison Table to align your pre-2016 forms with the reduced format of the new tools. Forms from the 2009 Guidelines totalled 32 and are now condensed to 18.

Be sure to use the most current versions of material by:
  •  Ensuring your EOTC Coordinator is registered on the National EOTC Coordinator Database.
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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).

Creative Commons License  The material available off this page is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.





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