Safety on and around schools
Schools aim to address road safety issues around their school to create a safer environment for the whole school community by:
- teaching students about the local road safety conditions contributes significantly to improving their own safety.
- reminding parents and carers about safe road user behaviours outside the school also contributes significantly to the safety of our students.
- working with agencies to improve local safety issues in the school zone through planning, enforcement, engineering or environmental changes.
Who can assist with safety on and around schools?
1. Department of Education:
- School Infrastructure NSW (SINSW) Assets Management Units (staff only)
- Sustainable Schools Grants (SINSW) Funding is available to assist schools enhance sustainable practices such as active travel to and from school
- Risk Management Unit Work Health and Safety Consultants (staff only)
- Your local Road Safety Education Officer
- Legal services - Duty of care and Supervision advice (staff only)
2. External agencies:
- local councils
- NSW Police
- bus operators
3. Transport for NSW:
- School Crossing Supervisors information can be found on Transport for NSW website to support safe crossings outside of schools. Principals can apply for a School Crossing Supervisor. T: 1300728543 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
The location and recruitment status has been updated on the Centre for Road Safety on their NSW schools - Additional school crossing supervisors (PDF, 251KB) lists the locations where school crossing supervisors have been appointed to date.
- Drop-off and pick-up initiative to provide parents and carers with a safe environment to drop off and collect their children from school by car.
- identified agencies to assist principals manage safety around schools.
- programs that promote safe behaviours and help reduce crashes in Aboriginal communities
- animations to share with the school community to explain: