Secondary curriculum resources

Video: The Health and PE resources were written by Hayden Shaw. Here he talks about design thinking as a student learning process.

What you can find here

Resources for schools and teachers with students in year 9 and above to plan teaching and learning aligned to the New Zealand Curriculum.

NCEA level 1 and 2 assessment resources are included. These have been certified by NZQA and have the Quality Assured Assessment Material trademark.


Secondary students will be knowledgeable and confident road users, as a result of learning using these road safety resources.
They will be actively involved in making journeys around their community safer.

Curriculum resources to download

  • Driver licence NCEA credits

    Students who obtain Class 1 driver licences can earn credits towards NCEA. Read more.

  • Keeping safe around trucks

    Keeping Safe Around Trucks is a curriculum resource for NZC Level 1-4 science, mathematics with statistics, social studies and Health and Physical Education. Activities support young people to bring in, connect and extend their ideas about keeping safe around trucks on New Zealand roads.

  • Digital Technologies

    Technological practice gives students scope to create digital artifacts that communicate road safety messages to a target audience. These units provide teachers with the basis for junior secondary and NCEA projects.

  • Drama

    Drama students gain “new power to examine attitudes, behaviours, and values” – The New Zealand Curriculum. These units let students express the emotions, thought and action inherent in road safety scenarios they create.

  • English

    Language has the power to shape and enrich their understandings. Lessons using these resources involve analysing or creating texts – while enabling young people to think and act like citizens about a context that matters.

  • Health and PE

    These Health and Physical Education resources provide opportunities for students to improve cycle skills, examine the place of cycling in the community, and design actions to promote cycling to others.

  • Literacy and numeracy

    This resource has learning experiences that use the Official New Zealand Road Code to integrate learning for citizenship within broad contemporary social issues for safer journeys in New Zealand. This provides a contextualised learning programme to help students meet NZQA Literacy and Numeracy requirements.

  • Mathematics

    A data set gives students the context they need to carry out a meaningful statistical enquiry cycle. Student can then make their own conclusions about vital issues of vehicle safety.

  • Media Studies

    “Ghost chips” struck a chord with teenagers, showing the power of effective representation. Media studies students can choose varied road safety texts for the this assessment activity.

  • Science

    Physics concepts and their use through technology are explored when students delve into questions such as how do we use forces to make vehicle crashes survivable?

  • Visual Arts

    Strong design creates a memorable impression. These resources support students to use visual literacy for maximum effect when designing safe travel messages aimed at their own generation.

  • Road Map - Road Safety resources for secondary school communities

    This booklet guides teachers to available resources to integrate road safety into curriculum learning areas, strengthen whole-school procedures, and work with community partners to create safe practices and environments. Tables summarise research findings into effective road safety education, and learning outcomes and processes for young people are described. Case studies show good practice in New Zealand schools