Our school can be a very busy place at
drop off and pick up times, particularly the front car park, so it is important
that students and parents are reminded of some basic road safety rules.
Here are some basic tips for parents to
model and share with your child to ensure they have a safe trip to and from
school each day:
- Children under the age of 10 should always be accompanied by an adult.
- When crossing a road,
always STOP, LOOK, LISTEN and THINK and keep looking and listening while
- Where possible, young
children should always hold a grown-up’s hand when crossing the road.
- Always cross the road at
a marked pedestrian crossing and if none is available choose a safe place
to cross where you can see traffic in either direction.
- When children are old
enough to walk or ride to school on their own, it’s important to show the
child the safest route.
- Make sure your child
gets in and out of the car on the footpath side, away from traffic.
- If travelling by bus,
always wait until the bus has stopped before getting on or off and wait
for the bus to move away before finding a safe place to cross the road.
- Ensure your child is
aware that they should never play on or around roads and encourage them to
play in parks, backyards or other safe places instead.
As parents and carers, the best way you
can teach your child road safety is to set a good example yourself. Our school
community looks to all parents acting safely and maintaining the safety of all