School ethos and organisation
Students’ learning about and for a safe road/rail system is influenced by a positive road safety ethos and organisation in their school. The ethos and organisation for road safety is obvious when road safety is ‘what we do around here’.
- A ‘living’ school road safety education policy/procedure maintained through consultation.
- Enthusiasm for road patrol duty.
- Professional development opportunities for teachers.
- Road safety curriculum materials and resources being used within day-to-day learning.
- Parents and care-givers give consideration to safe school travel.
- Planning for EOTC activities minimises risks around roads and rail.
- Road safety messages, preferably student-developed, in school newsletters.
- School community members willingly report instances of dangerous or potentially dangerous road use.
Case studies in a minute
Quick-fire highlights from NZ Transport Agency newsletters show how schools have integrated road safety into their ethos and organisation. Read them here:
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This document provides schools with useful questions to interrogate the efficacy of Road Safety Education initiatives/interventions and programmes being offered to their school and community. Also provided is a series of frequently asked questions in the tab above to help examine the effectiveness of the Road Safety Education initiatives/interventions and programmes.
This Road Map directs schools and communities to road safety education resources relevant for each stage of a child’s development. Versions available for years 1-8 and secondary.
This presentation is a quick resource for pre-service and new teachers about road safety at school. It connects road safety to the curriculum, and includes links to helpful resources for supervising school patrols or organising bus trips.
Videos and slideshows made by New Zealand school students about road safety are collected here for use in the classroom.
Find out who can be in a school traffic safety team, why these teams are important, and download useful resources including everything needed to create a customised school traffic safety team manual.
An example of a school policy/procedure to assist children make safer journeys.
Miscellaneous resources relating to safe traveling: safe bus choices, cyclist road code, young drivers' best practices, info sheets
On this page, you can see all NZTA posters, charts and other printable resources. These include road and rail safety posters, Feet First resources and walking school bus resources.