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The School Traffic Safety Teams training video

This is the official training video series for students, supervisors and school staff involved in running a School Traffic Safety Team. 

School Traffic Safety Teams include school patrols, school wardens and bus wardens. About 23,000 students take part in teams every year. They help their classmates get to and from school safely every day of the school year.

This seven-part video series is used in School Traffic Safety Team training, and to promote involvement to students or family and whānau.  It reflects current pedestrian crossing design and school patrol protocols.

Published in 2019 by the NZ Transport Agency in partnership with the New Zealand Police.

Captions available in English and Māori. Click on the cog icon in each video to select language.

Part 1: Introduction

Teams include school patrols which operate on pedestrian crossings and kea crossings, school wardens who work on less formal crossing points, and bus wardens. 

Part 2: Pedestrian crossings

Student volunteers explain how they operate a school patrol on pedestrian crossings. Includes procedures for setting up the patrol and operating the patrol. 

Part 3:  Kea crossings

Kea crossings are temporary crossings in operation before and after school. Students, police officers and supervisors explain what you need to know about kea crossings, including the differences to pedestrian crossings.

Part 4: School wardens

School wardens are trained student volunteers who tell other students when it is safe to cross, most commonly at an unmarked crossing point, but also sometimes on pedestrian crossings where no school patrols are operating, or at traffic-light crossings. Unlike school patrols, wardens do not have the power to stop traffic.

Part 5: Bus wardens

Bus wardens are students who ensure everyone travels safely on the school bus, including getting on and off. In this video, bus wardens explain their role.

Part 6: Supervisors

Supervisors are teachers or parents who help school patrols or school wardens. School patrol members and wardens are trained by the Police. Supervisors get involved day to day to ensure patrols are following their drills correctly.

Part 7: Setting up

Principals, teachers and parents talk through the practicalities of their involvement in teams, how teams are set up and the benefits for everyone involved. Teams include school patrols, school wardens and bus wardens.

 

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