Education Act Changes

The new legislation comes into effect on 19 May 2017.

We have created an overview of these changes.


NZSTA will continue to update you with factsheets, newsletters and through our website. 

You can call 0800 782 435 or email


Additional information, resources and professional development

Health and Safety at Work Act 2015: A practical guide for boards of trustees and school leaders

NZSTA E-learning module

NZSTA Health & Safety at Work Act (pdf)

WorkSafe New Zealand – Schools

ACC – Safety in school resources: an NZSTA/ACC pack containing easy-to-use workbooks that meet the requirements of the legislation. The following workbooks are available to download:

Legislation and regulations

 Links to other resources

WiFi safety in schools

School property and playground safety

Health and Wellbeing


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