This is a resource for teachers of years 7 and 8 students. Secondary school teachers may like to adapt the resource for use with students in years 9 and 10. It aims to develop the students’ resilience and encourage a positive attitude to being smokefree. The resource is arranged to link with The New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga of Aotearoa and includes eight audio stories and story cards, full transcripts and activities, and a student journal.
Our Smokefree School/He Kura Auahi Kore: A Practical Guide to Being a Smokefree Community is a practical planning tool for schools to improve their smokefree status and to encourage support from the wider school community.
Download a brochure on what schools and early childhood services need to do to comply with the Smokefree Environments Act.
Activities support inquiry-based, student-directed learning. The provide information for teachers, possible achievement objectives and suggestions of questions and activities.
Eight story cards, which include full transcripts of the audio stories, and activities that allow for more in-depth discussion around the themes of those stories.
Interactive student journal PDFs for students to record their thoughts and ideas.
There is a limited number of hard copy resource sets that schools can order. Please send your order to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting the order code.
Staying Smokefree – Teachers’ Guide Pack
1x Staying Smokefree – Teachers’ Guide (with CD featuring the 8 audio stories), 1x 24-page reference copy of the Student Journal, 8x laminated story and activity cards. Use code SFS 005.
Staying Smokefree Story Cards
8x laminated story and activity cards (to accompany the MP3 audio versions). Use code SFS 011.
School Visitor Book – Māori
50-page, colour spiral bound, visitor book. Use code SFS 010-M.
Staying Smokefree Student Journal
24-page, black and white student journal for students in years 8-10 to record their thoughts and ideas when working through the Staying Smokefree learning activities in school. Order copies for each student at email@example.com
Smokefree Schools Pack B
30x 24-page, black and white Student Journals, 1x Smokefree Schools post-it notebook, 1x Visitor book (English). Use code SFS 026B.
Smokefree Schools Pack C
30x 24-page, black and white Student Journals, 1 set of story cards, 1x visitor book (English). Use code SFS 026C.
Our Smokefree School – Practical Guide for being a Smokefree Community
This 44-page planning tool guides school leaders and board members on to improve their school’s smokefree status and encouraging support from the wider school community in doing so. It contains a CD-Rom containing Word and PDF planning templates, and a DVD showing members of school communities participating in interviews and activities in relation to being smokefree. Use code SFS 027.
This table shows how each activity links to The New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga of Aotearoa. Use it to help you plan which smokefree activities to teach to suit the needs of your students. Staying Smokefree Teachers' Guide Packs resource comes with an audio CD of the stories, a set of eight laminated story cards, and reference copy of the Student Journal. Copies are available in limited numbers. Order your copy at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Quizzler is a fun resource for your students to learn more about the benefits of being smokefree. Download and print these out or encourage your students to make their own. These are available in English and Te Reo Māori.
Double Surprise (2001) Kara's family has two reasons to celebrate: Kara's mum is having a baby and she has decided to quit smoking. Double Surprise was developed to introduce the issue of second-hand smoking to primary school classes.
Teacher unit plans are a comprehensive set of smokefree teaching units developed by Health Promoting Schools. These units provide structured activities incorporating a range of curriculum areas, and contain templates and links to other useful resources.
Facts and research
Read the latest fact sheets by selecting ‘Tobacco control’ in the search filter on the Health Promotion Agency’s website.
The Ministry of Youth Development has a range of useful resources and reviews of the evidence base for working with young people.