Students at the Findon campus are proudly taking on the new role of supervised roadside safety guards as expertly trained School Crossing Monitors.
All students in Years 5 and 6 recently took part in School Crossing Monitor Training delivered by a member of the South Australia Police Road Safety Centre. This training is offered annually across the State to upper primary students, teachers and staff members who operate school crossing or pedestrian-activated traffic lights.
The session focussed on educating students on how to safely stop vehicles approaching a school crossing, to facilitate the safe crossing of pedestrians. All participants received a certificate issued on behalf of the Commissioner of Police, authorising them to be official School Crossing Monitors.
Following the training, it has been fantastic to see so many Year 5 and Year 6 students volunteer their time to contribute to our community in the leadership role of School Crossing Monitors.
School Crossing Monitors are on supervised duty at both crossings each morning (8:30am - 8:50am) and afternoons (3:10pm - 3:30pm).
We ask that parents/caregivers please be aware of the lolly-pop ‘stop’ signs being displayed. This is a great visual reminder to both pedestrians and vehicles to be alert and aware that people are crossing, and we encourage parents/guardians to take the time to talk with their children about road safety.
For more information on school crossing monitor training or on road safety please visit www.police.sa.gov.au/road-safety/resources