One in eight New Zealanders have asthma. It’s also estimated that 356,700 school days are lost each year due to asthma related symptoms in children.
The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ provide the below resources to assist teachers and school children with their learning about asthma:
The Sailor Asthma Show is an educational musical show performed by Sailor the Pufferfish and entertainer Chris Lam Sam in schools throughout the country. Find out more.
Now teachers and students can join Sailor online in his new digital classroom in either English or te reo Māori. Made up of four short videos followed by brief quizzes you can learn all about asthma in this interactive resource. Find out more.
The Teachers' Asthma Toolkit is a free interactive website developed for teachers to have all the important information about asthma in one place. Find out more.
The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ recommend that every school have a School Asthma Policy. Find out more.