CSNSW and Transport for NSW (TfNSW) have a Funding Agreement which supports the NSW Road Safety Education in Schools Program in all NSW Catholic schools. The 2014-2016 Agreement has been extended to 2017. CSNSW works closely with the Centre for Road Safety within TfNSW to deliver professional learning for teachers and the provision of resources to schools in order to improve NSW road user attitudes and behaviours to ensure the delivery of trauma reduction outcomes.
While the Program is directed at students and teachers, road safety is clearly a shared responsibility, so Catholic schools work with their parents and the wider community to reinforce the Centre for Road Safety’s Key Road Safety Messages. As part of this shared responsibility, the NSW Catholic school sector endorses the Centre’s Towards Zero campaign and its other campaigns.
The objectives of the NSW Road Safety Education Program in Schools are:
- Development of road safety education reources for the use of teachers and students in NSW schools;
- Develop, implement and deliver a comprehensive and effective road safety education curriculum in NSW schools from K-12;
- Foster greater awareness of road safety issues among teachers, students, parents and members of school communities; and,
- Encourage behavioural change in children and young people through the development of knowledge, values, attitudes and behaviours that enable them to make better informed decisions as safe road users
In order to reduce the incidence of injuries and deaths involving young people on NSW roads.
In the NSW Catholic school sector, road safety education is co-ordinated by a Diocesan Road Safety Education Advisor. Download the contact details for the Advisors.
For more information on road safety education, visit the Centre for Road Safety.