Primary school

Primary aged students are vulnerable road users. They are still developing the skills, attitudes, and behaviours needed to stay safe as a pedestrian, passenger and wheels user.

We teach road safety as part of the PDHPE K-10 syllabus and encourage parents and carers to support what is taught when out and about with their children.

An effective road safety education program needs to:

Support for teachers

The Road Safety Education Officer is your dedicated resource for curriculum support and ideas to implement road safety education at your school.

Road safety education officers run free professional learning workshops for teachers about road safety education. They will help you address local road safety issues through teaching and learning.

See our articles about What's happening in schools in road safety education.

Calendar of events 2021 which can support road safety.

Ordering free resources

Order free resources from Transport for NSW such as Kindergarten Orientation Day bags, stickers, and brochures. (Use the School Only section).

Teaching resources

Safety Town is an engaging online teaching and learning resource for students in K-6.

It has interactive activities, videos, storybooks, teaching and learning activities and up-to-date information for teachers, parents and students. So why not visit Safety Town today.

Tracksafe education website provides teaching and learning activities to support safety around trains.

New resources for students early stage 1 to stage 3 about tram safety available on Safety Town 

There are ebook, videos, teaching and learning activities.

This video is just one of the resources. What would you do? to reinforce safe pedestrian behaviours on and around trams.

The Road safety education team have worked with PDHPE to develop some sample units of learning using the essential question How can I keep myself and others safe?

There are ten lesson sequences for each stage, Early stage 1 to Stage 3 to demonstrate the teaching of skills through a variety of content.

Useful links

Farmsafe Australia - RIPPER II Primary school resource is a useful resource for quad bike safety,

Auslan - eight great short videos of road safety messages in Auslan

Cycling - bicycle safety skills guidelines (DoE)

Centre for Road Safety Education program

PDHPE K-6 curriculum support (DoE)

Wellbeing for schools framework (DoE)

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