EDUCATION OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM
EXCURSIONS/ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM
Being a rural school we rely on parent support for supervision and transport. This support is greatly appreciated to ensure our country children have a wide range of learning experiences. We follow the NZ Transport safety regulations when transporting in cars – especially the government car seat rules.
Children who receive support from special education services or those with special needs (medical, educational, capability) may have a lower adult /student ratio or a negotiated 1:1 with an adult known to the child. This will be determined through timely consultation, between the teacher in charge, parent or caregiver based on the identified risks within the specific EOTC environment. These risks will be noted in the Risk Analysis and Management form (RAMs) developed by the teachers or facility visited. The final decision will be determined by the principal to encompass the safety of all children and adults.
EOTC programmes provide students with access to hands-on experiences that are not available inside the classroom. They offer unique and stimulating learning opportunities that support your child’s learning and achievement.
These programmes are aligned with the National Curriculum.
These pages suggest ways you can assist your child’s school to maximise learning and safety during EOTC experiences.
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