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Getting Safely to School
St Joseph's Primary School Red Cliffs
17 Fitzroy Avenue,
Red Cliffs, 3496.
Phone: 03 5024 1654
Getting to School Safely
Road trauma is the leading cause of death and most frequent cause of hospitalisation among children in Australia. Getting to and from school is a common time for children to be exposed to local traffic conditions.
Teach your child/children to Stop. Look. Listen. Think
Walking (or riding, scooting or skateboarding) to St. Joseph’s Primary School with your child is a great way to start the day and reinforce road safety in your child/children. At road crossings, reinforce school lessons by asking your child/children to:
Be wary at Pick Up and Drop Off times
Keep everyone safe at busy times at St. Joseph’s Primary School by:
Pick Up & Drop Off Zone
To ensure safety of all, please only use the Pick Up/Drop Off Zone as a No Standing parking zone with adults not leaving cars. This should apply before school (8:15 AM -9:00 AM) and at the end of the day (3:00 PM - 3:45 PM). If you need to exit the car please find another designated car park on Fitzroy Avenue or the car park on the Erskine Avenue side of the school.
Staff Car Park
In the Fitzroy Avenue Car Park the shaded parks are reserved for staff only from 8am-9am. The first two parks closest to the Administration building is only available for the Principal and Receptionist. After 9am parents and visitors can park in any park. At any stage parents can park near the St Vincent dePaul flats fence but please ensure we leave enough room at the front of the so that people can walk along the safety path.
For the safety of all please ensure that you walk around the car park and along the tennis court fence if you are parked near the St Vincent de Paul flats and not across the car park.
No Standing Areas
Signs are displayed on the roads surrounding St. Joseph’s Primary School; this applies also whilst the School Crossing Flags are displayed. Please note these restriction signs as they are policed.
Bicycle, Scooters and Skateboards
Students are permitted to ride their bikes, scooters and skateboards to and from St. Joseph’s Primary School, please note that it is compulsory to wear safety helmets. Students are required to walk their bikes, scooters or skateboard to the bike racks upon entering the St. Joseph’s Primary School grounds and leave their bike, scooter or skateboard there until home time.
There are currently two bus systems available for students to access for travel to and from school.
The 'Public bus system operated by CDC Victoria is a pay-as-you go fare and students can use these buses. This system travels between Red Cliffs, Irymple and Mildura.
The 'Country' bus system that operates buses to Nangiloc and Colignan can only be used on application with Public Transport Victoria (PTV) which is coordinated via Red Cliffs Secondary College. A Country Bus Application form can be obtained at St. Joseph’s Primary School. Country Bus Application form must be lodged at Red Cliffs Secondary College.