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Road safety education in high schools

Road safety is taught in NSW high schools as part of the Personal Development, Health and Physical Education learning area. The focus for students is on the attitudes and behaviours they need to help them keep safe as a pedestrian, passenger, wheels user and future driver.

On the Move contains road safety education resources for teachers and students. The resources support high school students to learn about how to identify and reduce road safety risks, make safe decisions and how to become responsible for their own safety. For use by teachers and students, resources housed within On the Move are developed by Transport for NSW in consultation with the Department of Education, the Catholic Education Commission and the Association of Independent Schools NSW.

Stage 4

Stage 4

This resource supports the Stage 4 outcomes and content of the Personal Development, Health and Physical Education Years 7-10 Syllabus. Activities are based on road safety messages about identifying risks and making safe decisions. Activities explore road crash statistics, risk taking, strategies to reduce harm and road safety issues.

Stage 5, Years 9 and 10

Stage 5, Years 9 and 10

Shifting gears also supports the Personal Development Health and Physical Education (Years 7-10) syllabus. It features practical activities showing the types of risks and driving challenges that young people face. Limiting risks, protecting lives concentrates on the responsibilities of passengers and drivers.

Stage 6, Years 11 and 12

Stage 6, Years 11 and 12

In the driver’s seat supports the Stage 6 Preliminary English (Standard, Advanced and ESL) syllabus and is designed for students who are at the age where many of them are learning to drive. It covers driving safely, the nature of authority and actions that shape our responses.

Last update: 11th October 2016