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.
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
Play It Safe is driven by a Project Based Learning framework and addresses the social norms associated with risk taking behaviour. 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
Cruise Control has been developed for teachers to support the Year 11 English courses and Year 11 students at a time when they are beginning to drive. It helps guide students to understand that citizenship is not just about rights and privileges, it is also about individuals accepting responsibility for themselves and for others.
Last update: 11th October 2016