Safety on and around schools
Schools aim to address road safety issues around their school to create a safer environment for the whole school community by:
- teaching students about the local road safety conditions contributes significantly to improving their own safety.
- reminding parents and carers about safe behaviours outside the school also contributes significantly to the safety of our students.
- working with agencies to improve local safety issues in the school zone through planning, enforcement, engineering or environmental changes.
Who can assist with safety on and around schools?
1. Department of Education's personnel
- School Infrastructure NSW Assets Management Units (staff only)
- Work Health and Safety Consultants (staff only)
- Your local Road Safety Education Officer
- Legal services - Duty of care and Supervision advice (staff only)
2. External agencies which can assist include:
- local councils
- NSW Police
- bus operators
- Roads and Maritime Services.
3. Transport for NSW for:
- animations to explain: children's crossings,
- Pedestrian crossings on local roads are installed by councils and on state roads by Roads and Maritime Services
- information about how school zones operate
- animations about school bus stops
- identified agencies to assist principals manage safety around schools.
- programs that promote safe behaviours and help reduce crashes in Aboriginal communities
- School Crossing Supervisors support safe crossings outside of schools. Principals can apply for a School Crossing Supervisor. T: 1300728543 E: email@example.com
- Drop-off and pick-up initiative provides parents and carers with a safe environment to drop off and collect their children from school by car.