Safe travel

Parents and carers are responsible for their child's safety on the way to and from school.

Road safety is everyone's responsibility

All types of travel require planning, safe practices and observing road rules and guidelines.

School communities can work together to help make getting to school safely easier. Young children, in particular, require active supervision by an adult whenever they are in a traffic environment.

We all need to reinforce and practice:

  • using safe travel routes,
  • modelling how to be a safe road user
  • always following road rules and the road signs
  • creating safer environments
  • assisting students to become independent travellers.

Champs of getting to school safely

Help keep all children safe when travelling to and from school, be a champ of #Getting to School Safely.

Watch and share these two videos, one for primary and one for high school champs with your school community.

Who is a #gettingtoschoolsafely champ at your school?

Whole school approach to the safety of students as road users

Schools want their students to be safe road users now and into the future, and take a whole school approach towards this through-

1. teaching and learning of curriculum: road safety is a mandatory part of K-10 PDHPE syllabuses and the Stage 6 Life Ready course. Teachers localise teaching and learning activities to reflect the environmental conditions in which students travel/live.

2. informing school community on how they expect parents/carers to act onsite and in the school zone traffic environment. This may be via social media, school newsletters, school website, school brochures or kindergarten/high school orientation days.

3. liaising internally and with external agencies to get support in addressing road safety concerns onsite and in the school zone. Schools inform students and the school community about using current traffic infrastructure to ensure students are kept as safe as practically possible.

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