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Transport education

Knox provides many programs and resources to encourage more students to walk and cycle to school.

Walking and cycling to school is much better for the environment, children's health, traffic congestion and safety.

Road safety incursions

Road safety skills are a vital part of a child’s development. Council provides a series of interactive workshops and incursions for students from early years to Grade 6.

Program

Appropriate Level

Description

Where to Register

Safety with Lottie
 

Early Years

A 30 minute interactive incursion that:

  • introduces the 'Stop, Look, Listen and Think' concept
  • uses our School Crossing Mascot (Lottie) to help students learn about what a school crossing looks like.

Register

Safety with Lottie
 

Foundation –
Grade 3

A 45 minute interactive incursion that:

  • reinforces the 'Stop, Look, Listen and Think' concept
  • uses our School Crossing Mascot (Lottie) to help students learn how to act around a school crossing
  • discusses basic distractions.

Register

Road Safety and Travel Planning
 

Grade 3 –
Grade 6

A 45 minute interactive workshop that:

  • focuses on the 'Think' component of the 'Stop, Look, Listen and Think' motto
  • discusses where and how to cross the road when there is no supervised school crossing
  • develops mapping skills through an exercise that identifies safe and unsafe places to cross
  • tailors all examples to each school environment.
Register

You can also register for any of these incursions by calling our School Crossing team on 9298 8000.

 

Active travel events and programs

Council promotes active travel and delivers a range of events and resources across the year.

Program

Appropriate Level

Description

Where to Register

Walk to School

 

All grades

Walk to School is a free VicHealth initiative supported by Knox City Council. Council works with schools, students, parents and staff to encourage everyone to walk to school. It is a fun way for school communities to get fit and win local and regional prizes.

The program runs for the month of October.

Registrations open in August.

To register or for more information, visit:

Walk to School

The Achievement Program

 

Staff and Students

The Achievement Program is an evidence-based framework that aims to improve the health and wellbeing of everyone in your school. Dedicated program staff work with your school to address the two top priority health concerns in your school.

The program is free and can be tailored to your school. It is available all year.

As part of the program, your school can access a range of resources that can be used in line with the Victorian curriculum.

For more information visit:
The Achievement Program

For support or to register, email
Catherine Delaney,
Health Promotion Officer, EACH. Or call 9757 6278

 

 

Grant opportunities

Grants are available to help your school with funding.

Program

Appropriate Level

Description

Where to Register

Bike Ed Teacher Training Assistance Grant (BETTAG)

Teachers

A monetary grant to assist schools to train one Bike Ed Teacher. Two $1,000 (including GST) grants will be available for schools on a first come first serve basis.

The grant covers one teaching session and partial cover of CRT costs.

Schools receiving this grant must show that they will be delivering a Bike Ed program within the next school year.

Register

Bicycle Network Hands Up! Program

All Grades

The Hands Up! Program is delivered by Bicycle Network's Ride2School team. It aims to monitor how students travel to school on a nominated day each week.

Depending on your school's involvement, you may be eligible to apply for grants of up to $5,000 towards improving walking and cycling in your school. There are two rounds of grants.

To be eligible, your school must have already signed up for the Hands Up! Program and submitted counts.

For more information and to register visit:
Hands Up! Program

Active travel resources

To help schools support their community to actively travel to school, we've developed the following step-by-step guides:

 

Need help?

Contact us and we will come back to you.

Or call our Customer Service team on 9298 8000.

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