One in seven children, and one in nine adults, have asthma in New Zealand. It’s also estimated that 586,000 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:

Sailor Asthma Show

The Sailor Asthma Show is an educational musical show performed by Sailor the Puffer Fish and entertainer Chris Lam Sam in schools throughout the country. Find out more.

School Asthma Policy

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ recommend that every school have a School Asthma Policy. Find out more.

Teachers' Asthma Toolkit

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.

Is your asthma under control?

Take the asthma control test to find out