Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

Road safety education update

26 March 2024

Children running along country lane.


This is the first newsletter about road safety education in Aotearoa. It features resources from the Education Portal, a dedicated website by NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi.

Road Safety Week runs 20-26 May, during Term 2. Here’s how schools and educators can prepare.


Two posters of cartoon kids walking and cycling.


Check out these new posters.

Available in English and te reo Māori.

They're a colourful way to pop up road safety messages around school.

Ready to print.

Download the road safety posters


What else would be useful?

We're interested in hearing your ideas for road safety education.

What new resources would be useful on the Education Portal?

So take a look further down for a link to a quick survey with this very topic in mind.

New transport education worksheets

Worksheets out soon

Online for Road Safety Week in May. All ages. In English and te reo Māori.

Younger students: basic road safety rules with colouring-in activities.

Middle primary: learn about hazards and role-play scenarios to keep ourselves safe.

Senior primary: identify hazards and learn how to negotiate these safely.

Intermediate students: road safety quiz, and activities about how to be a safe travel citizen.

Year 9-10 students: write a persuasive text, and plan a campaign to spread awareness about an issue that affects them. 

Slogan Be a road safety hero.

Exclusive road safety education webinar

Join Caroline Perry, director of Brake the road safety charity, and Dawn Pollard, senior education advisor at NZTA.

Time: 3.30pm on Thursday 2nd May 2024.

What: Caroline and Dawn will unpack resources and big ideas to help you build on Road Safety Week throughout the year. Give young people a progression of learning experiences to embed road safe dispositions in their daily lives.

Register now for this webinar


Boy with quizzical expression drives a cardboard car.

What’s where on the Education Portal?

Resources are in 3 main sections, arranged to match your work setting.

Teacher resources

Classroom teachers – everything for you is listed here. Secondary lesson plans and assessment resources are listed by subject. Primary curriculum resources are thematic and range from bite-size science activities to cross-curricular units. Further resources support school patrols, advice for families, and more.

Te reo Māori resources

Brand new section. Kaiako and whānau can find all resources in te reo Māori listed on one page. These include 3 full-scale curriculum resources, posters, picture books made by tamariki, and scooter safety videos spoken in Māori.

Coordinator resources

The hub for council coordinators and other road safety professionals. Concise and practical resources for your school visits. Filter by topic and resource type. We can list your resources here too, just ask.


Road Safety Week logo

Road Safety Week website

Coordinated by Brake.

Sign up to receive your 2024 action pack.

Sign up for Road Safety Week


Drawing of school patrol students and supervisors.

School patrol in te reo Māori

Kura can now download a flyer with the commands to use on road patrol.

Plus, coming soon is a school patrol training video in te reo Māori.

Te katua kura


A boy wearing a bicycle helmet smiles at the camera.

Very brief survey

Can you spare a minute? 

Our survey has 1 main question – what resources would you like to see on the Education Portal?

Plus we ask what you do for a job – optional to answer this, but helpful to know which profession you're in.

Answer our survey now



More information


For any questions about the Waka Kotahi Education Portal, email us at SafeSchoolTravel@nzta.govt.nz

Visit our website education.nzta.govt.nz