Travelling To & From School


The school recognises that children arrive and leave school in many different ways and that no two days are necessarily the same.

Please inform your child’s teacher or the school office if there is a change to the usual travel routines for your child – especially any changes to the end of the day and collection arrangements.

Such arrangements must be made by parents NOT children and the school notified in advance.  These procedures are in place so that we can exercise reasonable care for the welfare and safety of your child.  Your co-operation is essential.

Walking and/or Cycling

A number of children either walk or cycle to school – especially in the warmer months of the year.

Whilst the school cannot impose a ‘minimum age’ at which children can travel to school on their own, we would remind parents of their responsibility to ensure children have a good knowledge of road safety and rules before they allowed to walk to school independently.  We would encourage parents and caregivers to discuss a designated route with their child and suggest that younger children are accompanied with older siblings where possible.  Children who cycle to school are required to wear a helmet and walk their bike through the grounds.  During school time all bikes are to be parked in the stands located in the internal courtyard next to the flagpole.

Buses

Click the links below to access transport information directly from the Ministry of Education website.

Cars

Road Patrol

To assist with road safety, patrolled school crossings are operated twice daily from 8.35am -8.55am and 3.00pm – 3.15pm on Lincoln and Moorhouse Streets.  These crossings are supervised by duty teachers and monitored regularly by the local police.

Please discuss with your child the importance of using these crossings when travelling to and from school.