Getting safely to and from school

How you choose to get your child to and from school is a parent's responsibility however your child’s school wants this to happen safely every day of the year.

Walking provides opportunities

Walking with your child is a great time to chat about the day:

  • you can teach them real life skills for how to be a safe pedestrian
  • it saves money (car wear and tear and petrol costs)
  • it’s good for everyone’s physical activity and general wellbeing
  • it's good for the environment and less congestion around your school.

Be a role model

Whichever way you choose for getting your child to and from school always be a positive role model by:

  • using the safest place to cross the road. Where possible use pedestrian crossings and traffic lights even if this means walking further
  • buckling up all seat belts before turning the car on
  • ensuring your child is in a booster seat until they are 7years of age or 145 cm tall
  • following the road rules, and parking legally even if this means parking further away and walking the rest of the way to school
  • never call to your child across the road
  • meet and drop your child inside the school gate.
  • Share this information with your child’s carers such as grandparents, nannies and friends who may be taking or picking up your child from school.

Learn more ways of safely travelling to and from school with your child.

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