About us - Road Safety Education team
The department's Road Safety Education program is fully funded by Transport for NSW. We support NSW public schools and teachers K-12 implement effective road safety education.
Empower children and young people in NSW public schools to be safe road users now and into the future.
What do we do?
The Road Safety Education team provide quality road safety education support and professional learning to teachers in NSW public schools P-12.
Our Road Safety Education Officers are located around the state:
- tailor service delivery to meet school and student needs. Register your interest online.
- facilitate professional learning workshops for primary and secondary teachers (including special education) about best practice road safety education as part of the PDHPE K-10 syllabus and Stage 6 Life Ready and Stage 6 Lifeskills courses
- support the teaching of key road safety messages for pedestrians, passengers, wheel users and future drivers
- build the capacity of teachers to develop localised quality teaching and learning materials to implement best practice road safety education
- assist schools to develop resources that promote a culture of safe road use in the school community through a whole-school approach
- support principals to address and manage road safety issues in and around schools
- provide advice to principals and schools about the implementation of the Road Safety Education, Driver Education and Training Policy and duty of care obligations.
Watch this video about Perthville Public School implementing a whole school approach working with the Road Safety Education Officers, as just one example of what we do.
- works with teachers to design, develop and deliver their own quality learning experiences to best meet the needs of their students, rather than deliver presentations to students.
- recognises teachers as the expert educators of their students, and doesn't encourage stand-alone, one-off externally delivered events/guest speakers or programs.
Instead, we advise teachers to:
- critically review services offered by external road safety providers
- develop and deliver their own pre and post-event teaching and learning activities, if they choose to engage the external provider.
- Road safety education in NSW public schools flyer (PDF)
- Road safety education in NSW public schools flyer - for external agencies (PDF)
The Road Safety Education, Driver Education and Training Policy provides the framework for the planning and teaching of road safety in NSW public schools. More advice is provided in the Guidelines for effective implementation of road safety.
The NSW Wellbeing Framework for schools is a statement of what is valued as excellence in student wellbeing in NSW public schools. It supports schools to create a planned approach to wellbeing using evidence-based strategies that are strengths-based, preventative and focus on early intervention. This includes strengthening students’ cognitive, physical, social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing domains of development.
Physical wellbeing is associated with the extent to which we feel physically safe and healthy. It includes physical activity, nutrition, physical safety (such as road safety) and security, and preventative health care. Physical wellbeing enables positive health outcomes.