School Safety Resources
All schools are encouraged to participate to celebrate safety in your school and get your students thinking about safety with a variety of fun activities!
All they need is a Safety Inspector hat, a clipboard, pencil and the Kidsafe resources! Match the resources to each daily theme.
Monday - Home and Farm Safety Day
Tuesday - Road Safety Day
Road safety checklist
Helmet and bike discussion
Wednesday - Water Safety Day
Design a safety mascot
School water safety checklist
Thursday - School Safety Day
Classroom safety checklist
School grounds checklist
Treasure safety hunt
Find 9 (inside and out)
Friday - Create a safety game - a board game
Encourage the kids to develop a board game based on what they have learned throughout the week. They can create their own token and use dice or make a spinning wheel.
Kidsafe provides a range of online resources for teachers to adapt for the week’s activities. There is a theme for each day.
Monday - Home and Farm Safety Day. On the Friday prior send home the home or farm safety checklist and Spot the hazard sheets. Colouring competition (provided). Students are provided with a Kidsafe home safety form (or farm safety checklist for rural areas) to take home and see if they can make their homes safer by identifying hazards. Home safety is discussed in the classroom and from the hazards identified, students come up with ideas to hazard proof their homes which is mediated by the teacher.
Tuesday - Road Safety Day. Road safety poster competition. Discuss road safety, walk around the adjoining school roads and driveways, look at hazards, dangers, zebra crossings, traffic light crossings, visibility, bike safety etc. Consider contacting your local Adopt a Cop to walk around the school roads and talk about crossing and helmets etc.
Wednesday - Water Safety Day. Safety mascot competition. Design a Road Safety Mascot. If your school has a pool, go to the pool and from the checklist provided, check on all pool safety - CPR chart, chemicals, slippery floors, fencing, edging, stands, rescue equipment, etc
Thursday - School Safety Day. Find nine competition. Discuss school safety. Walk around the classroom, ovals, playgrounds, tennis courts, tuckshop, verandahs, etc and find nine hazards which are a risk or a potential risk for the students. This becomes a pseudo Safety Audit for the school to act on information provided by the students. Students become Safety Inspectors. Alternatively use the Find nine treasure hunt sheet and get your students to locate where safety equipment is located in the school.
Friday - Create a Safety Game Day. Encourage the kids to develop a board game based on what they have learned throughout the week. They can create their own token and use dice or make a spinning wheel.
Child safety computer game Triple Zero Kids' Challenge.
Consider inviting a St John first aider to come along and talk to the kids about first aid and give a little demo.