Health, safety and wellbeing

This directory links to information and resources regarding supporting and promoting the health, safety and wellbeing of your staff and students. This includes dealing with emergencies, managing hazards, providing an inclusive education and more.

Further reading on this subject is essential as it regards mandatory action. Boards, principals and proprietors are considered Persons Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU) according to the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and are responsible for ensuring that proper health and safety regulations are followed in schools.

Wellbeing in schools

Information for supporting, mentoring and counselling students, keeping them safe physically and online and help for dealing with bullying.

Student and staff health

Guidance to support the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of your staff and students.

Emergencies and traumatic incidents

Resources to help your school prepare for and deal with a natural disaster, pandemic or traumatic incident, including criminal acts or suicide.

Managing risks and hazards at school

Information for schools and early learning services on how to identify, assess and manage risks and keep students and staff safe both on and off site.

Health and safety requirements for school leaders

Schools are required to meet obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.

School trips overseas and exchanges

This guidance provides resources, advice, and recommended good practice for schools taking overseas trips.

Providing an inclusive education

Information about inclusive education in New Zealand schools, including your school’s obligations and resources which can help your school or early learning service support students with diverse needs.

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