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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:

  1. Teach children the practice in a school pool (free PD is available).
  2. Teach children the theory in a classroom (free PD is available).
  3. 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.

 

Floating on the water - personal buoyancy

Teacher Resource

Classroom Poster

Student Achievement Certificate

Rolling and turning in the water - orientation

Teacher Resource

Classroom Poster

Student Achievement Certificate

What to do in an emergency - safety of self and others

Teacher Resource

Classroom Poster

Student Achievement Certificate

 

 

 

Certificates for single achievements within each category

Certificates require the teacher to enter the achieved skill(s).

Water Safety and Awareness

Getting in and out of the water

Going under the water

Floating on the water

Rolling and turning in the water

What to do in an emergency

Moving through the water

 

Click here to download the Water Skills for Life logo folder

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 wsnz@watersafety.org.nz or phone 04 801 9600.

Access the Water Skills For Life Database
Database User Guide

 

 
 
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