Water Skills for Life ‘Kaiako Led’ Initiative
Water Skills for Life is the national standard for aquatic education in New Zealand primary schools. It is linked into the national education curriculum and gives children the skills and knowledge they need to assess risks and make smart decisions around water. Water Safety New Zealand, alongside Ministry of Education, is making water safety and Water Skills for Life an integral part of a child’s learning through the Health & PE Curriculum review in 2024. To make it truly effective to ensure a generational improvement in children’s knowledge, attitudes and behaviour around water, we are embedding Water Skills For Life into authentic environmental education to make water safety skills training reflective of real-life experiences.
This is a program we can offer for Schools with pools,
Equity index 446 and greater, Years 0-8 students