Community

Keeping your kids safe

It is timely for families to remind your children about keeping Safe within the community .

The following safety tips are listed as a suggestion:

 Talk to your child about ‘stranger danger’, whilst also talking about strangers not always being a negative thing; such as uniformed emergency service personnel, employees at the local stores, etc

 Know where you children are at all times (Always accompany children to public toilets)

 Don’t get into a car with a stranger

 Get to know the local community and be aware of your surroundings and look out for people who look out of place

 Get to know your neighbours to create an engaged community where everybody looks out for one another.

Try using the following language when talking to your child about staying safe within the community:

  • Don’t say: Never talk to strangers.

  • Say: You should not approach just anyone. If you need help, look for a uniformed police officer, a store worker with a nametag, or a parent with children.

  • Don’t say: Stay away from people you don’t know.

  • Say: It’s important for you to get my permission before going anywhere with anyone.

  • Don't say: You can tell someone is bad just by looking at them.

  • Say: Pay attention to what people do. Tell me right away if anyone asks you to keep a secret, makes you feel uncomfortable, or tries to get you to go with them.

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Safe travel to school: Bikes and Pedestrians

As is the case every year, Students in Year 4 will partipate in a Bike Education program (in Week 7 - 22nd and 23rd of November).

In addition to this, we have received some feedback from parents regarding our students riding safely to school. We will be reminding students of expectations around this.

We encourage the following: 

- Students who have received Bike Ed instruction have demonstrated the skills required to ride on roads and paths independently. 

- Students who have yet to receive Bike Ed instruction ride either under the supervision of adults / older siblings, or within groups of other competent riders (organised and communicated amongst parents). 

- If using the footpaths and tracks, give walking pedestrians right of way. We advise that students communicate they are passing a pedestrian by voice or bell, and give plenty of space when passing. In addition to this, we explictally teach this skill during Bike Ed.

- Walking their bikes through school grounds and when crossing the school crossing. 

We appreciate your support with this. 

 

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