Getting to and From School Safely

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Students get to and from school:

 

  • Walking

  • Riding bikes

  • Using scooters or skateboards

  • As passengers in buses and cars

Students are encouraged to BE self-aware and independent in KNOWING how to:

 

  1. Respect traffic lights and stop signs.

  2. Walk to school using regular, safe, and known routes and pathways.

  3. Keep adults informed if changes are made to these routes and pathways.

  4. Wear a bicycle helmet when cycling.

  5. Ride your bike on the left side and in the same direction as the traffic safely.

  6. Use appropriate hand signals.

  7. Use the "rules of the road."

  8. Remain in clear view of the bus driver.

  9. Sit and not move around on the school bus.

  10. Wear a seatbelt.

  11. Board and exit buses with care.

  12. Wait in road safe places when waiting for car rides.

  13. Wait in close proximity to school following after-school sports or cultural practices.

 

Guidelines for Student use of Bicycles, Scooters, and Skateboards

  1. Each student has ultimate responsibility for the security of his/her bicycle, scooter, or skateboard when bringing it to school.

  2. Each student and his/her family must ensure that the bicycle, scooter, or skateboard is up to standard in regards to safety.

  3. Bicycles, scooters, and skateboards MUST be stored in the school’s bike shed. The bike shed is locked between 9.00 am and 3.00 pm. An individual bike lock is required to minimise the possibility of interference by others.

  4. If a student travels to school on a bicycle, he/she must wear a helmet. If this does not happen, the bicycle will be retained at school.

  5. Bicycles, scooters, and skateboards are not be used within school hours unless it is as part of a learning programme carried out by teachers.