For our primary school children, Water Skills for Life is the essential beginning of life-long learning.
Tools and resources for teachers
The Water Skills for Life tools and resources can be taught by any teacher. The options are:
- Teach children the practice in a school pool (free PD is available).
- Teach children the theory in a classroom (free PD is available).
- Access a local Water Skills for Life provider to undertake the programme. See providers here.
Water skills For Life skills are categorised into six broad areas, plus a an overall safety and awareness skills area. For each skill area, access and download the teacher resource, student achievement certificate and classroom poster. Certificates have been designed for students to colour them, a further way students can keep engaged with Water Skills For Life and to reduce printing costs for the school.
Overall Student Certificate
Certificates for single achievements within each category
Certificates require the teacher to enter the achieved skill(s).
Student assessments must be entered into the Water Skills For Life database. Click on the link below to access the database. You will require a login and password. If you're new to the database, contact Michelle Reidy at Water Safety New Zealand, on email@example.com or phone 04 801 9600.