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Health/Physed Units

7 Railsafe Messages.pdf : Subscription Only Download [109 KB]



  • Sadly too many children (and adults) are injured and killed in accidents involving railway lines and railway yards. 
  • These accidents are avoidable!
  • The safety messages are clear and simple and we must get them across to our students to help save lives.  Use the activities as a classroom language/health focus.
Website Link for Rail Safe facts, slideshow, teacher resources, posters, student resources …
Website supporting this unit.

9 SQUARE.pdf : [84 KB]

Teach your class to play this fast-paced and skill intense version of the old favourite – 4 Square. They will love it.

AEROBICS IN TE REO.pdf : Subscription Only Download [108 KB]


A unit developed for the Maori Language Commission to enable teachers to develop the concept that Maori is a Living Language and should be used in every day contexts.This multi-level unit extends the concept to the Aerobic Sessions that are such a popular part of our school physed programmes.

Website supporting this unit.


ALL ABOUT BLOOD.pdf : [121 KB]

A major health unit where students study and learn about the cardiovascular system, the importance of each part of the system and the part it plays, and learn how we can keep our blood healthy.

Websites supporting this unit.



Video supporting this unit.


ARE WE PREPARED.pdf : Subscription Only Download [191 KB]

What natural hazards do we have in New Zealand? What disasters are most likely to occur in your local area? What are the dangers we face from floods, storms etc. In this unit, students examine the risks and take positive actions to prepare for an emergency situation.

Website supporting this unit.


ARTS & PHYSICAL ACTIVITY.pdf : Subscription Only Download [133 KB]


For personal health and physical development your students need: - 30 minutes of moderate physical activity daily and an additional 20 minutes of vigorous physical exercise on at least 3 days per week In this unit we focus on The Arts curriculum to develop multi - level motivational student activities.

ATV SAFETY 1.pdf : Subscription Only Download [106 KB]

Every year, children under 16 are killed (mostly on farms)while riding an adult sized ATV. In this health and safety unit we get students to explore the problems and dangers of these benign looking but often very dangerous forms of transport.

ATV SAFETY 2.pdf : Subscription Only Download [3 MB]

QUAD BIKE SAFETY PDF BROCHURE for use with above unit.

AVOIDING SCAMS.pdf : Subscription Only Download [97 KB]

Scams (fraud) have been around for years – long before tablets, mobile phones, email and the internet. These technologies have however just made it easier for 'scammers' to get to people. In this unit, students research and examine the many different types of scams that people try. By being aware of the scams and how the scammer works, students can devise ways to protect themselves (and others) from falling for scams.

Website supporting this unit.


BECOMING FOODSAFE.pdf : Subscription Only Download [119 KB]

In New Zealand there are more than 500 cases of food poisoning daily, and most of these illnesses are caused by not handling, storing and cooking food properly. In other words – most cases of food poisoning are preventable!

The following activities are provided for teachers to get out the important FoodSmart messages as part of the Health and PE classroom programme and also focuses on the correct washing and drying of hands.

Videos supporting this unit.

Foodsmart Video Series including NZ Kids being Foodsmart

Two very funny videos in the Recipes for Disaster Series

Recipe for Disaster – Bacteria BBQ

Recipe for Disaster – Contaminated Carbo Load

Websites supporting this unit.

Bacteria and Microbes Website

Talking Germs Website

Washing Hands Step-by-step Website

BEING PREPARED.pdf : Subscription Only Download [488 KB]

In this unit, students focus on the disasters and emergency situations that can arise at home, at school, and in their local district. Students then evaluate how prepared we are in each of these situations and take positive steps (including emergency kits) to improve preparedness for possible emergency situations.

Being Prepared – Get Thru Website

BUYING A BIKE.pdf : Subscription Only Download [200 KB]

Buying a first bike is a major milestone for a child. In this unit we get our students to consider all the factors involved, including skills they must learn to help them keep safe and enjoy the cycling experience.

Website supporting this unit

How to Choose A Bicycle

CARING FOR EYES.pdf : Subscription Only Download [1 MB]

In this unit, students learn the difference between vision and sight, how the eye works and the measures we can take to ensure our eyes are kept in the best condition possible. Students are then asked to get out these important messages to friends and families. The unit concludes with a fun activity where students design their own glasses and run an eyewear fashion parade.

The Brain and the Senses (Interactive Website from Children's University of Manchester)

CLEAN AIR.pdf : Subscription Only Download [116 KB]


Social Science and Health-based explorations to raise awareness of the problem of air pollution, its causes and actions we can take to improve this problem. This unit has a particular emphasis on vehicle emissions. 




CONTROL THAT SPEED.pdf : Subscription Only Download [109 KB]

CONTROL THAT SPEED – Always Be Able to Stop.

Students take part in many leisure pursuits that involve speed, eg skateboarding, rollerblading, running, cycling. Many of these activities are carried out on footpaths, near and on roads. Many of these places are not suitable for these activities. Students may have little understanding of reaction time between recognising a danger and the time it takes to stop safely. 

The following unit looks at many scenarios involving speed and safe stopping plus explores suitable protective equipment and venues for these activities. 

CYCLE SAFETY.pdf : Subscription Only Download [101 KB]

Students are encouraged to conduct surveys and compile statistics to develop strategies for promoting cycle safety. Strong links to maths.


Bikewise NZ Website

earthquake.pdf : [299 KB]


New Zealand experiences thousands of earthquakes every year. Most are either very deep or centred well offshore, causing little damage or injury. However, a severe earthquake can occur at any time with devastating effects. The Kaikoura 7.8M earthquake is yet another reminder of our need to be prepared.

Use this single page live-linked pdf of essential resources at school with students; school leaders; boards of trustees and for your local community and parents.

Make it available by downloading the pdf and placing it on your school/class website and/or facebook pages. It can also be printed out and sent home with school newsletters. More information and relevant links can also be found at:

What's the Plan, Stan is linked to the curriculum areas of Health & PE; Social Sciences; Science and English.

EATING AND EXERCISE.pdf : Subscription Only Download [201 KB]

Students explore the concept of a healthy lifestyle and the choices we must make to achieve this aim. This includes foods to eat and regular exercise.

Website supporting this unit.

Healthy Kids - Student and Teacher Resources

Teacher Resources for Ages 5–12+




EGGS FOR HEALTH.pdf : Subscription Only Download [116 KB]

For many years, eggs attracted bad publicity and we were asked to keep our consumption down. Now we know that eggs are one of the most nutritional foods around and that an 'egg-a-day is ok'. Health and nutrition investigations including fun with egg words and the egg balloon.

Health Benefits of Eggs

ELECTRICAL SAFETY.pdf : Subscription Only Download [169 KB]

As well as thinking about the benefits of electricity, students are introduced to every-day dangers that people face when around electricity – especially their younger brothers and sisters. Students are introduced to a number of potentially dangerous situations and are challenged to find out the correct way to react and how the situation could have been prevented in the first place. The unit concludes with students devising and planning ways to get these important messages out to other younger students and to parents.


ELIMINATE ISOLATE MINIMISE.pdf : Subscription Only Download [97 KB]

Eliminate, Isolate and/or Minimise is a logical and simple way to tackle the problem of risks around the home and at school. Based on the Healthy Communities and Environments strand of the Health and Physical Education Curriculum, students will: identify situations that may pose a risk to health and safety, both at home and around the school and devise actions they can take to eliminate, isolate or mimimise these risks.



EMERGENCY DRAMA.pdf : Subscription Only Download [104 KB]

Students are asked to consider (and find out) what is/are the most likely natural disaster/s that would affect their local area. How would it affect them? What would they do? How would they cope? What taken-for-granted services would not be available? To answer all these questions, students will plan and enact a drama to the class and other classes.

Websites to support this unit.


Whats the plan Stan?

EMERGENCY EMERGENCY.pdf : Subscription Only Download [172 KB]

Further student activities on an emergency preparedness theme.

ENVIRONMENTS FOR SPORT.pdf : Subscription Only Download [116 KB]

In this unit we challenge our students to consider two ideas: the environment is affected by the way in which sport is conducted; the environment has an effect on those participating in sport. Through discussion and classroom activities we help our students learn how sport can help or harm the environment and how sport can benefit from or be hurt by environmental conditions. Once armed with this knowledge we challenge our students to take positive environmental action using sport as a vehicle for positive change.

esafety.pdf : [152 KB]

E Safety. Nine potentially dangerous situations around electricity, both in the home and outside the home. Scenarios to share with the class and teaching points for each situation.

Use this pdf in conjunction with 'Know the Hazards and Use Our Eyes and Keep Safe Around Electricity' unit published  – starters&strategies Teacher's Magazine – pages 30-31, Term Four, 2012.

Websites to support this unit.

Electrical Safety World

Safe Not Sorry Video Links

Electrical Safety Field Guide

FACE SHAPE BROCURE.pdf : Subscription Only Download [231 KB]

What designers consider when designing glasses and what people should consider when choosing glasses (Info for student design challenge).

FIRST AID.pdf : Subscription Only Download [83 KB]


Multi-level activities where students relate everyday and holiday locations and the activities that they take part in in these places to the importance of taking preventative measures against injury and the importance of first aid. The three associated links (below) can be used for shared reading so students can learn simple first aid proceedures they can take in possible injury situations.

Websites supporting this unit.

Stopping Bleeding

Treating Burns

Accidental Poisoning

FITNESS FOR LIFE 1.pdf : Subscription Only Download [90 KB]

A cross-curricla approach to sports and fitness unit including investigations into the local sporting facilities, language of sport and creating some 'fun' radio sporting commentaries on unusual topics. Part one is an introduction to the concept of fitness for life.





FITNESS FOR LIFE 2.pdf : Subscription Only Download [189 KB]

Activities to inspire students to investigate and take part in sports and hobbies.






Flu Pandemic Preparation.pdf : Subscription Only Download [149 KB]

A new strain of avian flu – bird flu has been found in China and again reminds us of the dangers of a flu pandemic. In this health and English based unit we look at influenza, its causes, the great flu pandemic of 1918 and how we can help prevent ourselves and others getting this at times fatal disease during winter.






FOCUS ON BURGLARY.pdf : Subscription Only Download [97 KB]

In this unit: students will consider the damaging effects that burglary can have on people – both personally and economically; investigate the measures and actions that we can all take to prevent and lessen the chance of burglary and how these actions can contribute to safer communities and environments. Students consider the ways that we can, and why we should all take responsibility for our possessions and the effect this would have on crime.

Focus On Clean Air.pdf : Subscription Only Download [151 KB]


Science, Social Science and Health-based unit to raise student awareness of the problem of air pollution, its causes and actions we can all take to help solve this problem. This unit has a particular emphasis on open fires and wood burners

Video Supporting this Unit

Learn About Earth's Atmosphere

Websites & PDFs Supporting this Unit

Science for Kids – Earth's Atmosphere

Why Oxygen is so Important

Composition of the Atmosphere

Air Quality in New Zealand

Air Quality, Pollution and Contamination

FUN WITH FITNESS.pdf : Subscription Only Download [99 KB]

Regular fitness training has great health benefits but it must be fun and the students should 'own' the programme for it to be successful. In this unit we present dozens of activities to use as part of a successful and fun programme. It becomes more than fitness as the students turn it into an 'event'.

Kids Fitness Challenges

The Workout Kid Video

GOING TO THE SNOW.pdf : Subscription Only Download [95 KB]

Skiing and snowboarding for school students is becoming increasingly popular. A visit to experience the snow and view the world from the top of a mountain is a stimulating experience for all students. We outline what you and your class need to know and how to prepare your class for visiting this exciting but often hostile environment.

HAND WASHING.pdf : Subscription Only Download [248 KB]

The Why, When and How of Hand Washing. 

Student activities focusing on an important health issue relating to the personal health and physical development section of the health and physed curriculum. Use the Free Download Hand Washing Rules pdf in conjunction with this unit.

Use the videos/websites listed below to get out FoodSmart messages including the 'why,when and how' to wash and dry our hands properly. Videos will open up on this website eliminating often unwanted YouTube comments.

Videos supporting this unit.

Germy the Germ (Multi Level)

Tips for Proper Handwashing

Hand Washing for Kids (Yrs 1-4) 

Henry the Champion Handwasher (Yrs 1-4)


The 20/20 Rules of Handwashing. Use in conjunction with the Handwashing Teaching Unit. 

HEALTHY SMILES.pdf : Subscription Only Download [92 KB]

Activities that encourage students to focus on good dental care.

Teeth and Eating Interactive Website (Children's University of Manchester)

HEATING AND HURTING.pdf : Subscription Only Download [101 KB]

If it can heat you, it can hurt you. This unit is based on an electrical safety theme with scenarios posed for discussion and positive action by students, eg 'what would you do if you were flying your kite and it became entangled in the power line'? Teaching points follow each scenario. Best suited for years 2-6.

Electrical Safety World

HOT DRINKS.pdf : Subscription Only Download [459 KB]

Student copymaster pdf to accompany Preventing Burn Injury pdf. Use for student research and class discussion.

HOT WATER FOCUS.pdf : Subscription Only Download [114 KB]

As well as a health and personal safety topic, water, and especially hot water, can provide a wealth of learning opportunities in other curriculum areas. In this unit students will: calculate boiling points of water at different altitudes, classify water according to temperature, investigate water usage in the home, discover ways to save on hot water bills, and finally discover how to correctly treat the burn injuries caused by scalding.

Immunisation.pdf : Subscription Only Download [335 KB]

Immunisation is very much in the news at present and although immunisation has prevented more suffering, saved more lives than any other medical invention and is one of the safest and most effective procedures in modern medicine, there are some people still do not vaccinate their children based on myths about vaccination and a total lack of knowledge of the facts. 

In this major unit students will learn about: fighting diseases and infection, how vaccination started, world-wide epidemics and pandemics, how vaccination works, deciding to immunise and fact verses fiction. The unit concludes with further activities about immunisation awareness and getting the message out.

Websites Supporting this Lesson (Live Links)

Fighting Infection (Science Learning Hub)

List of World-wide Epidemics

How Immunisation Works (NZ Immunisation Advisory Centre)

Serious Epidemics in New Zealand

Myths and Facts About Vaccination

Video Links Supporting this Lesson

How Vaccines Changed Modern Medicine (11 Video Playlist)

Fighting Infection Videos (Science Learning Hub)

Edward Jenner Video

IMMUNISATION FACTS.pdf : Subscription Only Download [160 KB]

Immunisation saves over 3 million lives per year around the world. In this unit, students find out how it started and the diseases that can be prevented by vaccines. We also explore the modern misconception that vaccine-preventable diseases have now disappeared – they haven't – and why it is very important to get immunised against some terrible diseases.

IMPORTANCE OF IRON.pdf : Subscription Only Download [107 KB]

In this unit, students discover the nutrients we need to keep our body healthy and why iron (in particular) is so important. Students explore the food sources we need to eat to keep healthy.

KEEPING FOOD SAFE TO EAT.pdf : Subscription Only Download [92 KB]

The incidence of foodborne disease has increased significantly in recent years. Surveys of New Zealand food practices have reinforced the need for widespread education about the causes and the simple prevention of foodborne illnesses. Particularly as summer approaches, it is essential that we make our students aware of these safe practices. In this unit we also encourage them to take the simple messages out to their families and the wider community

LIFE'S A RISKY BUSINESS.pdf : Subscription Only Download [559 KB]

A Health and Safety and Social Sciences unit exploring the basic principles of risk, how we manage risk, why and how we insure against it. Students researching and describe health and safety practices at school and at home,find out what risk is and the actions we can take to minimise risk in our everyday lives.

LIFEJACKETS AND SAFETY.pdf : Subscription Only Download [103 KB]



  • Boating is an exciting and popular recreational activity but it does have its share of dangers.
  • Everyone taking part must take their share of responsibility to make their boating safe.
  • Pre-trip planning, knowledge of emergency procedures, using emergency equipment and following safety rules are all necessary for safe boating.
  • Lifejackets are essential for safe boating and must be worn.
  • Students who know the rules will greatly assist the skipper of the boat in keeping all passengers safe.

  Boat Safety Equipment pdf

Maritime NZ Recreational Boating

MAJOR OUTDOOR ED. EXPERIENCE.pdf : Subscription Only Download [84 KB]

How to Plan and Run a Major Outdoor Education Experience.

Suggestions  for extending any outdoor educational experience into a major focus for your class. Such an experience, especially carried out during the first term, can be one of the most stimulating and rewarding educational experiences a teacher can have with his or her class. By carrying out such an experience at the beginning of the year, the educational, physical and social benefits can be enjoyed for the whole year.


Mountain Safety Council

NATURAL DISASTERS HAPPEN.pdf : Subscription Only Download [130 KB]

In our country the most common natural disaster is flooding. However, many areas have their own particular specific threats such as volcanic eruption, wind storms, landslides, snow storms and earthquakes. The major aim of this major unit is to make students and their families aware of the fact, that while we cannot control these events, we can minimise the effects by taking precautions and minimise the impact on our lives by insuring against these threats. Strong links to social sciences and English. Download the following units on risk as pre unit study or post unit extensions.

Get Ready Get Thru

NoToGraffiti.pdf : [513 KB]

No To Graffiti – Yes to Community Art

Social Sciences: Students will gain an understanding that the relationship between people and the environment they live in can be badly harmed by the vandalism of graffiti tagging. They will also learn that communities can band together and take positive actions to overcome these problems and restore community pride. 

Health & PhysEd: In the context of removal and prevention of graffiti, students will gain an understanding of how participating in communal events enhances the well-being of a community. Students will also understand how planning and implementing a programme of community art will enhance their school and local environment. 

Visual Arts: By exploring the process of making a mural, supported by the study of other artists’ works, students will take an appropriate, artistic imaginative, and creative response to creating community art.






NZ ShakeOut.pdf : [213 KB]


In this major multi-level Health/Social Sciences based unit we:

Identify the risks posed by earthquakes and other hazards. 

Research and  put safe practices into action to manage these risks.

Understand how a major disaster could affect all families and the local community and that preparedness and co-operation will be needed to minimise its impact.

Understand the importance of co-operatively making a household emergency plan, what it includes, and the reasons for the inclusion of specific items and actions.

Understand why and how people take actions to minimise risk in their relationship with the environment.

OLYMPISM 1.pdf : Subscription Only Download [92 KB]

A social sciences based unit relating strongly to the 'Relationships with other People' and the 'Healthy Communities and Environments' sections of the Health and Physical Education curriculum. In this unit, students learn about and explore the basic principles behind the concept of Olympism and how they can apply these principles in their everyday lives.

OLYMPISM 2.pdf : Subscription Only Download [92 KB]

Students extend their study of Olympism and explore the concept of the 'Olympic Truce' and how to apply it in their everyday lives to improve their relationships with other people.

OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES.pdf : Subscription Only Download [118 KB]

Outdoor Education experiences are fantastic for students. Sometimes cost and possible risks may put us off planning one for our class. In this unit we show teachers exciting experiences they can arrange for their students, close to home, for minimal cost and provide for minimal risk.

Outdoor Safety.pdf : [2 MB]


Every year, New Zealand Land Search and Rescue Inc, New Zealand Police and other organisations are called upon to search for and rescue people who have become lost or injured in our great outdoors. Too often these searches end in tragedy.

Many of these tragedies could have been avoided if people had prepared fully and known the Outdoor Safety Code. In this unit we explore the 5 simple rules we must all take to keep safe in the outdoors by developing an understanding the reasons for taking these steps.

PERSONAL CHALLENGES.pdf : Subscription Only Download [89 KB]

What would it be like having a night without TV, a computer, an XBox, iPad …? Can I learn more about and help the environment? Two health and cross curricula based challenges designed to help students develop new interests and hobbies and gain success.

PREVENTING BURNS.pdf : Subscription Only Download [210 KB]

Burns from hot liquids ( i.e. hot tea, coffee, and soups) result in over half the reported cases of severe burn hospital admissions among babies in New Zealand. Studies also show that burns from hot substances (liquids, surfaces, objects) cause three times the numbers of hospitalizations of children 0-14 years, compared to burns from fire and flame. This unit provides safety management activities for years 4-8+

PROMOTING FAIR PLAY.pdf : Subscription Only Download [84 KB]

In sport and games there are five principles of fair play. In this unit we encourage our students to identify them and through discussion and drama activities, understand why we should all apply these when we play sports or games.

PROMOTING RECREATION.pdf : Subscription Only Download [134 KB]

In this unit we get our students to discover, use and promote the recreational resources in our community. In completing this unit, students will: be able to define recreation and understand it can include hobbies and interests as well as physical activity; research and promote the recreational facilities and opportunities available in our local community; conduct community and school recreation surveys and publish results; promote the recreation message and demonstrating a commitment by planning and carrying out regular recreational activities as a class.

RISK UNIT 1.pdf : Subscription Only Download [248 KB]


A Social Sciences, Health and Safety and unit exploring the basic principles of risk, how we manage risk, why and how we insure against it.

Strong links to social sciences and English. Download the following units on risk as pre unit study or post unit extensions.

RISK UNIT 2.pdf : Subscription Only Download [167 KB]

Strong links to social sciences and English. Download the following units on risk as pre unit study or post unit extensions.

SAFE CYCLING.pdf : Subscription Only Download [117 KB]

Cycling is fun. In this unit we get students to look back on the experience of getting their first bike, conduct ownership surveys and learn about the responsibilities that come with bike ownership. A major part of the unit concerns keeping safe on bikes and in and around traffic. Students are encouraged to get these important messages out.

SAFE ROUTES.pdf : Subscription Only Download [93 KB]

Health and safety unit where older students explore the safe routes to school and get this message out to junior class students.

SAFETY ON WHEELS.pdf : Subscription Only Download [89 KB]

Enjoying Cycling Safely.

Most cycling injuries result from young cyclists not being able to steer, balance, judge speed, and scan for other traffic.This unit is designed to help students develop these skills and take responsibility for their own safety. The unit includes a major component about checking cycles for safety and understanding the road rules and road signs that contribute to safe cycling.

History of Bikes

Fitting Cycle Helmets

Fitting Cycle Helmets Video

New Zealand Road Signs

SCAM WATCH.pdf : Subscription Only Download [97 KB]

Scams (fraud) have been around for years – long before tablets, mobile phones, email and the internet. These technologies have however just made it easier for 'scammers' to get to people. In this unit, students research and examine the many different types of scams that people try. By being aware of the scams and how the scammer works, students can devise ways to protect themselves (and others) from falling for scams.


SOUND ENVIRONMENTAL CHOICES.pdf : Subscription Only Download [154 KB]

Health/Physed based cross-curricular unit where students investigate the effects of car exhaust pollution on the local environment. Students are then challenged to take action in many ways to reduce the amount of pollution in the local area by involving the community in many ways to reduce the use of cars – especially the trips made to the school.

SWIMMING PROGRAMME.pdf : Subscription Only Download [85 KB]

Are your students getting the most from your swimming programme? In this article we outline simple and effective steps, you and your students can take to maximise your swimming programme.

Teamwork Unit.pdf : Subscription Only Download [102 KB]

TEAMWORK IS EVERYTHING: Health & PE/Social Sciences Unit.

Teamwork is Everything is a new unit designed for teaching students in Years 3-8 about the value of working together as a team. Students consider what team membership is; the benefits of team membership and how to work together successfully as a team and as a team member. The unit concludes with discovering and identifying team membership desirsble values students listing the personal actions they can take to demonstrate these team membership values.


Teaching Teamwork

Stories About Teamwork


Two Motivational Videos (YouTube)

Video One

Video Two

THE EYE.pdf : Subscription Only Download [104 KB]

Classroom activities to promote eye safety and learn about eye colour and why we should protect our precious sight.

See All You Can See (Interactive and Resources)

TongariroAlpineCrossing.pdf : Subscription Only Download [159 KB]

The spectacular Tongariro Alpine Crossing is numbered amongst the top 10 day treks in the world and attracts thousands of local and overseas visitors every year. It is also a popular outdoor destination for thousands of school students on class visits, particularly during the warmer months.

While teachers will be aware of the dangers that extremely changable weather can bring to the safety of their students, the 2012 volcanic eruptions of Tongariro and the fact that a group of 50 school children were on the mountain at the time has highlighted the very real danger we face from volcanic activity when on the Alpine Crossing. In this unit we look at the causes of eruptions, types of eruptions, the dangers, and knowing what to during an eruption.

Tongariro Live Webcam

TOY CHECKLIST.pdf : Subscription Only Download [80 KB]

Copymaster for students explaining how and why toys can pose a safety hazard – especially for young children. It also outlines what types of toys to choose for children with a focus on matching the toy to the age of the child. Use in conjunction with the above unit.

TOY SAFETY.pdf : Subscription Only Download [112 KB]

Toys have been around in some form since humans first arrived on the planet. In this cross curricula unit we investigate the history of toys and then focus on the safety issues that the explosion of modern-day toy choices can pose for children – especially young children. The unit concludes with the students planning and running a school and local district toy safety campaign.


Safe Toys

NZ Information For Parents

 Toy Safety Videos

Toy Safety Video One

Toy Safety Video Two

VEGETABLES FOR HEALTH.pdf : Subscription Only Download [97 KB]

Students carry out investigations and learn about the health benefits of vegetables and conduct surveys to find the most popular vegetables. Students will also learn about the different types of soils and their characteristics, eg acid and/or alkaline soils. As well as learning how to test soils, students will plan and plant their own gardens. As an added extra, students will be introduced to the concept of the 'potager' garden as a different and attractive way of growing vegetables. Strong links to English, science and mathematics.

WATER BURNS LIKE FIRE.pdf : Subscription Only Download [171 KB]

Burns from hot liquids such as tea, coffee, and soups result in over half the reported cases of severe burn hospital admissions among babies (1-2yrs) in New Zealand. A study also reported that burns from hot water cause three times the number of hospitalizations of children 0–14 years, compared to fire and flame. Teachers can use the following ideas to help their students identify and manage the risk around hot liquids, spread the safety message to other students, at school and to family and younger children at home. It is also important that students know the simple first aid measures to take in the event of a hot water burn injury.

WE ALL NEED IRON.pdf : Subscription Only Download [129 KB]

In this unit students will discover what are the right foods to eat to keep us healthy and the very important part that iron plays in keeping our red blood cells healthy.


The Decible Scale. Use in conjunction with the Wonder of Hearing unit.

WONDER OF HEARING 01.pdf : [145 KB]

The wonder of hearing and how to protect it is an important health and safety unit dealing with a growing problem of our times – listening to music at unsafe volume levels and the damage it does to our hearing. In this unit students carry out investigations into the nature of how we respond to sound. A major component identifies causes and risks of sound on our ability to hear and the steps we can take to minimise these risks.


Additional Resources for this Unit

How the Ear Works Video