Health and Safety
Surf Life Saving New Zealand understands the risks associated with the coast and is committed to providing the best possible health and safety environment for all its activities, including Beach Ed. Beach Ed operates with comprehensive health and safety practices in place. Up-to-date and relevant risk management procedures ensure a safe physical and emotional environment for all participants. All of our instructors are fully qualified Surf Lifeguards who have also completed a course on safeguarding children.
Risk Analysis Management Systems
We have risk analysis management systems in place for the Beach Ed Programme. These are used to identify, assess and manage risks associated with each of the specific activities. These forms are at the club and completed daily by our head instructor.
Frequently Asked Questions
What happens if the weather is bad? Beach Ed runs regardless of the weather. We have a wet weather plan and many of the activities can go ahead.
What if I need to cancel my Beach Ed booking? If you wish to cancel your booking then you must give at least 3 weeks’ notice. If a cancellation is made within three weeks of your proposed booking date you will be invoiced 50% of the total bill. If your booking is cancelled within 48 hours of the booking date you will be invoiced 100% of the total bill.
Is Beach Ed safe? Yes! Beach Ed operates with comprehensive health and safety practices in place. Please see the health and safety link.
What do we bring to Beach Ed? The beach is an ever changing environment so you will need to pack for all seasons:
Towel, togs, wetsuit (if you have one), warm clothes & hat
Lunch, drink & sun screen (factor 30+)
How many parent helpers do we need? Parents and teachers must participate in both water and beach activities. We require a minimum of one adult for every five students in throughout the day. This is to ensure the safety of the students in all environments and it is essential that parents and teachers bring their togs and be prepared to get wet. View a suggested letter to send home to adults who are volunteering to assist (PDF).
What does the programme cost? The price for 2022/23 is $15.00 (exc. GST) per student.
How do we pay for Beach Ed? We will invoice the school on completion of the programme. Please note, if you turn up with significantly less students than booked we will charge you for the booked number of students. This is in circumstances where we have scheduled extra instructors and must cover this cost. Invoicing in the Auckland Region may vary.
Is there a minimum booking number? Yes. In order to cover our costs we need at least 30 students to attend (Auckland may vary). If you book for 30 students and less attend your invoice will be for 30 students. Contact us if this is an issue, to discuss options.