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Children and Safe School Travel

Starting out Safely

Early Learning Association Australia delivers early childhood road safety education throughout Victoria. There are a number of resources and programs available to early childhood settings.

 

School Travel

Safe Routes to School

Safety around schools, particularly at drop-off and pick-up times, can be heavily compromised by parking and congestion issues. Council has found that just working on the symptoms, such as changing parking restrictions, putting in a school crossing or making a street one-way, does very little to assist this.

Council has found that it is more beneficial to undertake a more holistic approach at how students can safety get to and from school, using any means of transport. It involves working collaboratively with the school community.

The Safe Routes to School program, co-funded by VicRoads, has been implemented by council to address parking and congestion issues. It also encourages primary school students, staff and parents to travel to school in a sustainable and safe way.

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Walk to School

October is Walk to School month and Council is supporting and promoting this to schools within Kingston. If your school is interested in taking part in these activities, please click the link below or contact the Community Road Safety officer on 1300 653 356 to find out more information.

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Ride to School

Council can support your school's Ride 2 School day by hosting a breakfast., supporting a raffle, providing incentives or resources. If your school is interested in taking part in these activities, please contact the Community Road Safety Officer on 1300 653 356 to find out more information.

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Bike Ed

RoadSafe South East and the City of Kingston can assist with the costs of Bike Ed at your school. This includes teacher training or resources. For more information please contact the Community Road Safety officer on 1300 653 356 to find out more information.

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Kids on the Move

A series of booklets supporting primary schools to develop and implement traffic safety programs. They reflect the Victorian Essential Learning Standards and aim at key windows of opportunity to support students starting school and in transition from primary to secondary school.