Riding a bike to school is a great way for students to stay active and gain some sense of age-appropriate independence. However, there are some things to consider.
We want our students and community to be safe, so students must:
- wear a well-fitted and Australian Standard approved helmet
- understand and follow the road rules including:
- ride to the left on footpaths
- give pedestrians right of way on footpaths
- watch out for cars entering or leaving driveways
- walk their bike whilst inside the School grounds
- park the bike in the bicycle racks outside the Iona Sports Centre
For older children, think carefully about the following when judging their ability to ride on their own:
- How safe is the travel route?
- What are their riding skills like?
- How aware are they of their surroundings in the traffic environment?
- How well can they manage unexpected hazards?
Wheel safety is taught as part of the PDHPE K-10 syllabus including a focus during Year 2 Camp.
Riding accompanied gives parents and caregivers an opportunity to help children learn to ride appropriately until they are ready to make safe decisions.