NZTA Education Portal:
The NZ Transport Agency Education Portal has a wealth of resources for teachers to include safe school travel in the curriculum. Plan lessons about safe walking, cycling, near railways or as a passenger in a vehicle. Check out the latest inspiring stories from schools around NZ and the awesome competitions available.
Examples from Wellington region schools are included in NZTA's Road Map - a directory of free road safety resources for school communities.
To support parents, whanau and caregivers, NZTA have produced Hike it, Bike it, Scoot it, Skate it. Order copies for your school community. It is available in English, Tongan, Samoan, Maori and Cook Islands Maori
Bike & Helmet Checklist
Inspecting your bike and fitting your helmet are important things to do before heading out for a ride. Parents and children can use this checklist to look at their bikes and helmets together. If you have doubts about the safety or fit of your helmets or bikes ask your local bike shop to help you out.
Map My Journey: Safe route planning
The Mapping My Journey Activity can teach children about choosing safer routes to and from school.
Students map important locations, safe and unsafe areas and safe routes to school. Use it as a class activity or as homework to be completed with a parent.
Auckland Transport Walking Ideas
Auckland Transport have very kindly shared 25 cool ideas for promoting walking to school. Check them out for loads of inspiration!
NZ Police Road Safety Series
The School Road Safety Education Programme is part of the Road Safe Series, which provides young people with appropriate road safety skills and practices at all levels of their schooling.
Environment Canterbury Move it!
Environment Canterbury developed Move it! to help support an inquiry-based programme of work for Year 5-8 students. Some components are specific to Canterbury and designed for use with in-class support. However there is much in the guide that may be adapted for use by schools.
Find other useful transport education resources on ECAN's website.
UK Road Safety Sites
The United Kingdom has some great online resources - much of which is still relevant to New Zealand.
Road Safety Coordinators
If you need road safety advice or assistance contact your local School Travel Plan Coordinator who will put you in contact with your Road Safety Coordinator.