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Rail safety curriculum resources.

Curriculum resources to support New Zealand primary students learning to stay safe near railways, especially the electrified rail networks in Auckland and Wellington.

Written by Pam Hook.

Key questions and concepts include:

  • What is worth knowing and doing as a citizen around places on the electrified rail network?
  • When you are a citizen you belong, you matter and you make a difference.
  • Citizens work together to create safe journeys for everyone around the electrified rail network.

All resources are aligned to the New Zealand Curriculum using SOLO Taxonomy. Teachers can select and modify learning intentions and activities to suit the needs of their students.

Presentation for classroom use

View a slide share designed to help primary students understand the potential dangers around railroad tracks.

Tracks are for Trains (SlideShare)(external link)

Download the whole resource

Get everything described below with one click.

Everything as Word docs [ZIP, 1.3 MB] Everything as PDF [ZIP, 4.2 MB]

General resources

Rail safety overview [DOCX, 39 KB]

Rail safety resources for ICT [DOCX, 61 KB]

Rubrics for Key Competencies [DOCX, 90 KB]


How can I write an opinion (or argument) to make a difference to the safety of citizens using the rail network?

Rail safety English [DOCX, 91 KB]


What measurements, shapes, positions or orientations will help keep citizens safe on the electrified rail network?

Rail safety mathematics [DOCX, 450 KB]


What action would best keep citizens safe around the electrical energy used to move trains on the electrified rail network?

Rail safety science [DOCX, 219 KB]

Social sciences

How can we take action to keep citizens safe when they interact with places on the electrified rail network?

Rail safety social sciences [DOCX, 428 KB]


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