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:
- be developmentally appropriate
- reinforce key road safety messages (25KB pdf)
- be taught sequentially in each Stage by teachers
- reflect local road safety issues
- take a strengths-based approach
- be ongoing, not a one-off event when using external providers
- avoid the use of shock or fear tactics
- raise awareness of the importance of parent and carers modelling and promoting safe travel.
Support for teachers
- Engaging and interactive Road safety education teaching resources are available
- 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.
Find out more by checking out:
What's happening in schools in road safety education.
Calendar of events 2023 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).
PDHPE K-6 curriculum support (DoE)
Transition to school - Kindergarten Orientation Days (DoE)
Wellbeing for schools framework - physical wellbeing(DoE)
Road safety information - translations (DoE)
Farmsafe Australia - RIPPER II Primary school resource is a useful resource for quad bike safety,
Quad bike child safety - Safe Work NSW
Auslan - eight great short videos of road safety messages in Auslan
Transport for NSW Centre for Road Safety Education program