Active Travel / Haerenga Kaha

Also see the Haerenga Kaha / Active Travel Health Topic page to find out how WAVE can support your ECE/School with Active Travel and School Travel Plans.

For more information see:
- Community & Public Health - Encouraging physical activity through active environments and transport
- Timaru District Council - Local walking and off-road cycling
- Timaru District Council - Youth facilitates including BMX Tracks & Skate Parks
- New Zealand Transport Agency - Cycling in New Zealand
- WAVE - WAVE Newsletter extracts - Health Focus on Active Travel incorporating the Five Ways to Wellbeing



Let's Get Going - Cycle Skills Programme

This programme has been developed for ECE and primary schools interested in up-skilling children ages 3-5 years in cyclist skills.  It gives young children the opportunity to learn, develop and practise fundamental skills of cycling in order to gain the skills, information and motivation to progress towards riding a bike independently.

Download Let's Get Going - Cycle Skills Programme
Download Let's Get Going - Cycle Skills Programme (Te Reo)

Let's Get Going - Scooter Skills Programme

This programme is designed to support the enjoyment of riding, improve rider safety on the school run and role model respect and courtesy along the footpath and in public places.  These sessions are suitable for primary school aged children.

Download Let's Get Going - Scooter Skills Programme

Active Travel Action

This resource provides an inquiry process for students to take action in response to congestion at the school gate, climate change and student wellbeing.  The resource incorporate Te Ao Māori concepts.  Suitable for Years 5-8.


Active Travel Toolkit

This toolkit is packed with ‘how to’ guides for safe and active travel initiatives in your school community. Collated from successful NZ and international programmes, choose your favourite ideas to increase the number of students walking, cycling and scooting, cut down on the ‘chaos’ at the school gate and improve students' road safety skills.

Download Active Travel Toolkit

Hike it, Bike it, Scoot it, Skate it

A guide to safer journeys for children. This leaflet describes the things you need to know to help teach children about staying safe on roads and near railways. Use it as a handy reference tool.

Download Hike it, Bike it, Scoot it, Skate it

New Zealand Transport Agency - Education Portal, Teacher Resources

Free, quality downloads: New Zealand teaching resources, support for road safety practices, and safety tips for students and families.  Covers Secondary and Primary curriculums.