Walk Safely to School Day

By Sandie Bray,

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The Junior School SRC committee invites all students and parents to join us in Walk Safely to School Day, to be held on Friday 18 May.

Walk Safely to School Day is held each year across Australia to encourage Primary School children to walk safely to school with an adult. It is a day that promotes road safety, health, public transport and environment awareness. This day asks that we consider our transport habits and try to incorporate more walking as part of a healthy, active way to get around.

How to be involved

  • Join one of the ‘walking buses’ that have been organised for parents and students to walk to school together. These depart at 8am as follows:
    • Secondary School – meet Mr Shaw, Mrs Porter and Mrs Antic at the Secondary School, on the lawn area in front of Retreat House.
    • Belair National Park – meet Mrs Booth and Mrs Neilson at the main gates to Belair National Park on Upper Sturt Road.
  • If you can’t join one of the ‘walking bus’ groups, and you live close by, you could walk to school with a parent.
  • If you normally travel to School by car, you might like to park 10 minutes away and then walk the rest of the way.

Members of the SRC will meet students who have spent at least ten minutes walking to School, on the netball court next to the School Office, with stickers and a piece of fruit.

Remember, Active Kids are Healthy Kids! For more information, visit www.walk.com.au

Yours sincerely

Bronwyn Sharpe

Primary Coordinator and Year 3 Teacher