The NZ School Trustees Association and Ministry of Education have developed a policy guideline to assist schools considering allowing firearms in schools in certain circumstances including firearms safety training, sports shooting club, visits by Police or Defence forces.

The guidelines provide assistance with understanding responsibilities under the Arms Act, Arms Regulations and Health and Safety at Work Act, drafting the policies and keeping the school community informed of decisions

A full copy of the guidelines and draft policies can be found at:

Alan Knowsley