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Ministry of Education


These Ministry of Education website pages and associated links set out requirements and information for schools and parents on fees, charges, donations, and the donations scheme. Material includes:

    • Requirements on what schools can charge for
    • Opting into the donations scheme, including Donations Scheme FAQs  

This guide is subject to periodic update. Check any downloaded copy against the date on the online version.  

    • Safety checking workers and child protection policy for schools and kura direct link
    • What checks do I need to undertake for adults coming into my school or kura? direct link


(from the Ministry Bulletin for SCHOOL LEADERS He Pitopito Kōrero 2017, ISSUE No. 83)


Other Government Agencies:


NZ Police

Find Vetting Service Requests and Consent Forms, and a guide to completing the Consent Forms, which covers Police vetting considerations in relation to employment, contractors, children's workers, parents, and volunteers.

NZ Transport Agency

Worktime and logbook requirements for commercial drivers. This information is referenced in relation to driver hours and length of drivers working day in the EOTC Guidelines 2016, P39, Para 149.

Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children

Here find information on Safety Checking, Core Worker Exemptions, and Child Protection Policies.

Department of Conservation (DOC)

Codes of practice and impact codes for a range of outdoor environments. 

NZ Walking Access Commission

The New Zealand Walking Access Commission Ara Hīkoi Aotearoa provides leadership on outdoor access issues and administers a national strategy on outdoor access, including tracks and trails. Check their Mapping information, also the Knowledge Base and Education Resources.


Outdoor Agencies:


NZ Mountain Safety Council (MSC)

MSC produces excellent resources and other specific land-based safety information. The website is full of resources and insights, including a great tool called Plan my trip, the Outdoor Safety Code, and a growing repository of video clips published on UTube.



Activity-specific good practice information, including Activity Safety Guidelines (ASGs) and Good Practice Guidelines (GPGs)