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Mind the Gap message on train station platform.

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.

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Other rail safety resources

Virtual Field Trips include videos and online learning activities. Run by LEARNZ, these are focused on rail safety:

Rail safety 2019 – more sustainable journeys in Aotearoa New Zealand

Rail Safety 2020 virtual field trip

Rail safety curriculum resource by learning area

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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