Education Outside the Classroom (EOTC)

 

Education Outside the Classroom (EOTC) is the name given to all events/activities that occur outside the classroom on and off the school site. This includes sporting events.

 

Our school believes in using a range of environments and experiences to enhance our students' learning. We have ready access to the beach, rivers, mountains, and the bush in our area and beyond. We are also close to various constructed environments in our community. These areas are rich learning environments for our students both in and out of school.

 

Our school also values the concept of providing students with opportunities. Thus some of the learning for students occurs beyond the school site and this document is seeking your consent for your child to participate in such learning.

 

Rangiora High School uses the following Event Risk Categories, as approved by the Ministry of Education.



Level 1: On-site - in the school grounds - Low risk environments.  Examples: Sports day, painting murals, horticulture. Consent: None required

Level 2:On-site - in the school grounds - Higher risk environments. Examples: School pool or climbing wall. Consent: Blanket required

 

Level 3: Off-site - Local community within school hours - Low risk environments. Examples: Museum, art gallery, sports and recreation events. Consent: Blanket required

 

Level 4: Off-site - Local community within school hours - Higher risk environments. Examples: Aquatic (river/beach), cross country running. Consent: Blanket required

 

Level 5: Off-site - Day trips may extend out of school hours - Low risk environments. Examples: Farm visit, day hike, city visit, ferry trip, swimming in pools. Consent: Blanket required

 

Level 6: Off-site - Day trips may extend out of school hours - Higher risk environments. Examples: Skiing, waka ama, rock climbing, field trips with chemicals or heavy machinery.  Consent: Separate consent and risk disclosure

 

Level 7: Off-site - Residential multi-day trips further afield - Low risk environments. Examples: Trip to another region, sports tournaments, visits to historic sites. Consent: Separate consent

 

Level 8: Off-site - Residential multi-day trips further afield - Higher risk environments. Examples: Overseas trip, field trips to natural water/bush/alpine environments, outdoor pursuit journeys. Consent: Separate consent and risk disclosure



All EOTC activity categories require staff to undertake an analysis of the risks, and identify the management strategies required to eliminate, isolate and minimise the risks.  Emergency procedures are also in place.

     
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