Travel Choice at Banksia Beach State School
For students attending Banksia Beach State School there are a variety of buses, bikeways and walkways for students to use when travelling to and from school. We encourage you to ‘leave the car at home’ and consider your transport options when travelling to and from school.
Please consider the Active and Safe Mapping program options (PDF, 3MB) available.
Park, Walk or Ride
To build on a healthy and active lifestyle we suggest you walk, scoot or cycle to school. Even once a week will make a difference. Our Park, Walk or Ride map is a great resource to get you started! Three meeting points have been identified where you can park a short distance away from school and either walk or cycle the rest of the way to school with your children. These routes vary from 510 metres (Anchor Court Walk) to 865 metres (Eagle Landing Glide) and only take 5 - 15 minutes to walk so it’s an easy way to improve fitness, road safety awareness and spend time together with family and friends.
Walking, Cycling and Scooting
To increase safety and surveillance in the school vicinity, please ensure that your children under 10 are always accompanied by a responsible adult when walking or cycling to school.
There is a large bicycle parking area for bicycles which is accessible from the front entrance. This area is locked at 9:00am and unlocked at 3:00pm. Please ensure that your children wear a bicycle helmet when riding to school, and securely lock their bicycles at all times. Scooters are able to be stored in the bike cage. We encourage all children riding scooters to wear a helmet.
Catching the bus
All students need to conduct themselves in a safe manner when waiting at a bus stop, travelling on a bus and after they have exited a bus. Check out the following bus services and timetables to see if they are convenient for you: Go to www.bribiecoaches.com.au for information on bus routes and timetables. If your children are utilising the bus services provided, please ensure that they are familiar with the code of conduct. At Banksia Beach State School, we work closely with Bribie Island Coaches to ensure that all children adhere to the Code of Conduct.
Carpooling is a great option for those families who have no alternative to driving to school, and has many benefits. You can save time, share the cost of fuel and maintenance, and you don’t have to compete for a parking spot every day.
Please note that carpooling is not encouraged as an alternative to walking, cycling or catching the bus where these options are available to you. For those families who have no alternative to driving to school, we encourage you to take another child or children with you if you can. This will improve the safety of the school precinct for your children.
Where to safely drop off your children?
In the interests of safety, we ask that you do not stop in the middle of the carpark or adjacent to school crossings to drop your children off to school. Please reverse park your car in a legal allocated car park and walk your children to the nearest gate. Please do not drive through or drop your children off in the bus bays. This incurs a fine and demerit points.
In order to keep the school area free of congestion, we ask that you use the following strategies:
- Walk or ride to school whenever possible
- Use the Park, Walk or Ride Map and park away from school and walk
- Tell your children to wait for inside the front gate until 3:10pm when you will find ample parking spaces and can pick your children up easily and without delay
- Carpool where possible.
In conclusion, we can all work together to reduce congestion around our school but more importantly, we will be teaching our children to be environmentally sustainable whilst encouraging healthy lifestyle options.