Staying safe on the journey to school is an important part of the Movin’March message. Here's some links to great road safety resources for you to use with students and share with your parent community.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
Waka Kotahi have a wide range of curriculum resources and factsheets for teaching road safety in schools. Hike it, Bike, it Scoot it, Skate it is a whānau and caregivers' guide to safer journeys for children available in 8 languages. Their Road Map directs schools and communities to education resources relevant for each stage of a child’s development.
New Zealand Police want children and young people to be safe as pedestrians, passengers, cyclists, or drivers. Their road safety resources support students to learn and apply a range of safe practices.
Greater Wellington Regional Council provides a FREE cycle skills programme for schools in the Wellington region. Pedal Ready is a fully accredited BikeReady provider. Find out more at www.pedalready.org.nz.
BikeReady is New Zealand's national cycling education system. In addition to the bike skills training delivered by Pedal Ready in the Wellington region, you can support students by using the curriculum resources in the classroom. Find out more at bikeready.govt.nz.
Micro Scooters has developed Scooter Safety rules for schools and parents to share with their children. Micro also run a Scooter Safety programme for schools.
Get in touch with Micro to find out more at:
Ministry of Education Bus Safety Programme
The Ministry of Education have bus safety guidelines available on their website.
Track Safe aims to raise awareness about rail safety in New Zealand and educate the public on how to keep themselves safe around tracks and trains. Track Safe has worked closely with the New Zealand Transport Agency to develop curriculum resources for teaching children about rail safety.
Let's Ride is an easy to read guide with tips for staying safe on the road and making the most of your bike. Print copies are available on request.
The Biking to School leaflet is designed to support students who have completed grade 2 Pedal Ready training. It will give students, parents and whānau information about checking bike safety and getting ready to ride to school.