Pedestrian crossings and crossing the road

We're pleased to say most children are walking sensibly from the school gate to the pedestrian crossing and across the pedestrian crossing. Remember we enforce a no ride zone from the pedestrian crossing to the school gate from 3pm to prevent accidents and injury.

A no ride zone means children are expected for the purposes of respect and safety to push their bikes or scooters from the school gate to the zebra crossing. Recently a few children ran out in front of a car and were nearly bowled. It is for this reason I ask please ensure your children know how to cross a road safely, or better still cross them yourself, or cross them at a pedestrian crossing.

We do our part here through teaching road safety, but need the safe practice reiterated at home. If your child needs to cross the road away from a pedestrian crossing choose a place with good visibility first, look right, look left, look right and if there is no traffic cross by walking promptly across the road.

Tip For Parents

Give your child every opportunity to read to you daily. Ten minutes of reading five times a week = 50 minutes of reading time a week.

If you did this for a minimum of 35 weeks a year we have your child engaging in text for 29 hours extra every year! That 29 hours helps your child read better because they do more miles, are exposed to many words, and importantly are exposed to many ideas through the text.

It is a win - win for all concerned!

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