Traffic safety around our school

Keeping our children safe on their way to and from school is the responsibility of everybody in our community.

Children are vulnerable road users and are at higher risk in traffic because of their size and inability to judge speed and distance.

Extra care needs to be taken in school zones, especially at the beginning and end of the school day, to reduce risk to our children.

  • ALWAYS cross at the school crossings!!!
  • BE PATIENT – observe the directions of the School Crossing Supervisor.
  • DO NOT park on footpaths or over driveways. This causes many problems for our neighbours and they will contact the City of Casey to complain if access to their property is blocked
  • DO NOT use the staff car park to pick up or drop off children. The car park is for staff vehicles only. The pedestrian gate adjacent to the car park will be open in the mornings and afternoons for families to access before and after school care.
  • NEVER double park. This reduces driver visibility, causes congestion and puts children at risk.
  • NEVER call your child across the road.
  • ALWAYS encourage your child to enter and exit the car from the kerb.
  • REMEMBER children are full of surprises! Expect the unexpected.
  • ALWAYS drive at or below 40km/h.

Our children’s safety and well-being is our most important priority so it is wonderful to now have THREE Crossing Supervisors to help our children cross what are, at times, very busy roads. A children’s crossing is a legal crossing when two flags are in place. Children and adults who are crossing at a children’s crossing must comply with the supervisor’s directions and must stand behind the line until the supervisor blows the whistle, indicating that it is safe to cross. The crossing supervisor will always wait until it is safe before they walk out and blow their whistle.

Cars are not allowed to park on or around the crossing.  The crossing area is usually signed NO STOPPING.  The clearance around the crossing is for the safety of pedestrians.

REMEMBER – ALWAYS CROSS AT THE CHILDREN’S CROSSING WHEN IT IS IN OPERATION.

By following the rules around school zones we can work together to ensure the safety of our children.