It was very exciting to hear the news that OGPS' submission to be considered to be part of this program had been successful. We are the only school in Whitehorse to have this privilege and our school will now become an active travel ambassador and we will be developing and implementing our own Active and Safe School Travel Plan for our students. This is very exciting , as I know you will agree that we have a real issue with our car parks and need to encourage our students to ride or walk to school more frequently.
This term we will begin to work with the Whitehorse City Council on the Active and Safe Schools program and will create a safer travel environment for students and families walking and riding to school.
We will work with Council through road safety education, increasing the number of students walking and cycling to school and identifying potential traffic infrastructure improvements.
Our school will be visited a number of times by Council and this is an opportunity for you to take part in helping our school to be a safer, healthier and pleasant environment for everyone.
- Whole-of-school Travel Surveys for students and parents – Monday 18th November.
- Pop-Up Stall your chance to share any concerns and ideas on road safety – Wednesday 20th November. We will provide more information about these closer to the date.
We look forward to your input and involvement in working together to create an active and safe school.
TRAVEL SURVEY – WHOLE-OF-SCHOOL PARTICIPATION:
This is an opportunity for students and parents to have a say in travel to school
As part of the program our school will be participating in a school-wide travel survey. This is for all classes, students and parents / guardians.
This travel survey is important to help us to better understand how we are currently travelling to and from school. We can then plan to improve options for student travel.
Please take a few minutes to complete it. This will be a great opportunity for all families to have an input into our school active travel plan.
All students will complete their survey part in class and parents are asked to return their completed section by the Tuesday 19th November. All entries returned by Tuesday will go into a draw to win a prize.
ROAD SAFETY POP- UP STALL – Wednesday 20th November, 3:15 pm
This will be an opportunity to share your ideas on safe travel to school and the Whitehorse
Council will be holding a pop-up stall just outside our library on the Orchard Grove side. This is an opportunity for parents and students to hear more information about the road safety program. It’s also an opportunity to highlight any traffic and travel concerns as well as provide your ideas to help encourage walking, cycling and improved public transport.
Well that's all from me this week. I hope you have a lovely long weekend with the family.