School Traffic Safety Teams
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.
What is a School traffic Safety Team?
It can include the:
• school patrol, helping pedestrians at pedestrian (sometimes called zebra) crossings and school crossing points (called kea crossings). School patrols control traffic as well as pedestrians
• school warden (sometimes called traffic warden), helping pedestrians at less busy crossings. School wardens aren’t allowed to step into the road, stop or control traffic
• bus warden, supervising children travelling to and from school on bus services that either your school provides or are provided under contract by the Ministry of Education
• adults who help and support students to fulfil these duties
Why have a School Traffic Team?
Schools have a vital role in helping students to stay safe –and that includes on their journeys to and from school.
Along with a whole school approach to safer journeys for children, a school traffic safety team supported and managed by responsible volunteer students and supervised by adults can be vital to students travelling safely.A school traffic safety team provides an invaluable service for school children crossing roads near your school and taking the school bus. Being on or managing a School Traffic Safety Team is a significant responsibility that requires an equally significant commitment, but it pays enormous dividends for the school children, their parents and caregivers and the community as a whole.
A partnership approach
A school traffic safety team is a partnership between students and the principal, the board of trustees, teachers, the school community, New Zealand Police and the local authority or NZ Transport Agency responsible for controlling the roads in your area (the ‘road controlling authority’).
Resources to train School Traffic Teams in partnership with NZ Police Education Officers.
This manual is designed for use in conjunction with the police training programme. It’s also useful for monitoring and evaluating your school traffic safety team, for reporting to senior staff and the board of trustees on the effectiveness of your team, and for planning student activities focused on traffic safety.
A SOLO and NZC Curriculum resource about explanation writing -which may be useful for the whole class to support the Traffic Safety Team
The above presentation is an empty template to download and create a customised manual for your students to use as their guide to being in a school traffic safety team.
Below are suggestions for the text and areas to cover in each slide. Students and the teacher can work on this together to create a manual for their school traffic safety team.
This is an empty power point for schools to use to make a Traffic Safety manual