Welcome to Feet First

Banner of students walking to school. 

Feet First resources support safe active travel to and from school. These include curriculum resources to use in lesson planning and support for active travel programmes.

Feet First curriculum resources for download

Curriculum resources connect students to the people, places and environments around them. Learning experiences encourage students to be active participants and contributors to the well-being of their communities. Learning activities develop critical thinking, creativity and decision making. Aligned to NZ Curriculum levels 1-5.

Teachers can freely download the following resources for modification and use in the classroom.

Feet First in the curriculum

Other Feet First resources

You can also download copies of Feet First resources which support active travel programmes run within schools.
Class walking charts and safe travel posters are among the resources available.

Feet First resources

Share safety tips with parents and whānau

Info sheets available below describe the things you need to know to help teach children about staying safe on roads, cycling, walking, taking the bus and near railways.

Use in school displays, or hand out to families and whanau as a handy reference tool. Also ready for download in Tongan, Samoan, Māori, and Cook Islands Māori.

Hike it, Bike it, Scoot it, Skate it info sheets

More resources available for New Zealand schools

The latest range of curriculum resources include Everyone is a road user, created by Pam Hook. This resource encourages primary and intermediate school students to act as citizens, by:

  • finding aspects of local journeys to focus on to support road users in their community
  • listening to different perspectives about their identified aspects of their inquiry
  • seeking community-based solutions to help road users experience safer journeys
  • becoming knowledge producers for their local communities – collecting and creating stories about safer journeys for pedestrians, cyclists and passengers.

View all curriculum resources for primary and intermediate schools

Includes Everyone is a road user, rail safety, The Big Event, Feet First and Kia Pai Tō Haere.

Road safety resources for organisers

Download road safety guides and manuals, including for school traffic safety teams, and view example school policies.

Resources about community partnerships

Guidance on forming useful partnerships, travel planning resources, and NZTA newsletters covering council and Police initiatives.