School Safety Program
Strathfield Council has developed a safety around schools program designed to promote safe practices for parents in school zones.
We are inviting all schools in the Strathfield Council Area to participate in the “Illegal parking puts children’s lives at risk” campaign by using a range of resources to help promote the safety of children around schools.
Council and the Police currently take a ‘zero tolerance’ approach. Council Parking Officers and Police regularly patrol schools across the area.
This program is designed to reinforce that Road Safety is everyone’s responsibility and to stop the practice of illegal parking in schools zones.
The Road Safety team has developed a range of information resources for schools to share with their families.
The materials are designed to inform parents of the latest road rules, guidelines and parking alternatives, so everyone can keep our kids safe in School Zones.
Schools can use this information in school newsletters and on their websites or as printed handouts for families.
There is also corflute signage available to place near the front gate entrance at your school.
Working with Council’s Road Safety Projects Officer, schools will be provided with:
- Parent flyer A5
- Parking Officer Assistance
- Promotional Downloads
- Road Safety Audit
- Corflute signage and Banners
How to participate
To participate in Councils school road safety promotion to parents please complete our online form below.
Parking enforcement officer patrols
Your school can request a parking officer to patrol your school.
Strathfield Council and Aurburn Police work together to ensure all school students are safe in our LGA. All NSW gazetted school zones have a speed limit of 40km/h between 8am-9.30am and 2.30pm and 4pm on gazetted school days.
Penalties for breaches, including parking infringements, exceed the cost of standard penalty notices. Children are vulnerable road users, and school zones are much busier during pick up and drop off times.
Burwood Highway Patrol continues school zone enforcement as part of their daily taskings. Penalties are severe and include a loss of demerit points.
For more information on School Zones click here
Some schools and councils use No Parking areas, signed as Drop-off and Pick-up, Kiss and Ride, or Kiss and Drop zones, to provide parents and carers with a safe environment to drop off and collect their children from school by car.
These areas, always on the school side of the road, provide convenience for drivers and improve children’s safety. Parents and carers are able to legally drop off or pick up their children within a two-minute time frame.
To find out more about how ‘Drop-off and Pick-up’ zones work, click here.
The School Crossing Supervisor program is a state-wide program that contributes to the safety of infants and primary school students. School crossing supervisors help students use the crossings on roads adjacent to or nearby schools. School crossing supervisors are provided where Transport for NSW guidelines and criteria are met
To apply for a school crossing supervisor for your School click here.
National Walk Safely to School Day (WSTSD) is an annual event when all Primary School children will be encouraged to walk and commute safely to school. It is a Community Event seeking to promote Road Safety, Health, Public Transport and the Environment
Back to School Safely: Road safety information for schools to share with families and the wider school community. The information was written with input from school community stakeholders and the agencies responsible for road safety around schools.
Centre for Road Safety Education for Early childhood, Primary and High Schools: Supports the delivery of road safety education to students by classroom teachers. It is part of the formal school curriculum and pre-service training for teachers.
Safety Town is a road safety education resource for teachers, students and families. It provides a variety of interactive learning activities for students from Kindergarten to Year 6.