TravelWise (TW) – Getting To and From School

Newton Central School

SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL TO NEWTON

Our aim is to reduce congestion outside the school gates, getting our students and parent community healthy and active by walking, riding a bike, skateboarding or scootering to school.

Newton Central School

KEA CROSSING

Our unique Kea Crossing is active, twice daily on Monmouth Street during the times 0830 – 0855 and 1445 – 1510. Year 5 and 6 students patrol the crossing with volunteer parents and/or teachers. Twice yearly, patrollers and new recruits are given training by Constable Taina Karaka.

HELMET CHECKS

Once a year, students who ride their bike, skateboard or scooter are invited to an onsite helmet check facilitated by our TW (TravelWise) team and our Auckland Transport coordinator.

SAFETY AT THE SCHOOL GATE

At all times, follow the road rules and park in the appropriate allocated parking space. Parking rules help protect our children and keep them safe. Drivers who park illegally put our kids at risk.

USE YOUR FEET FRIDAYS / WHEELS DAY FRIDAY / WOW WEDNESDAYS

On Fridays every even week and Wednesdays every odd week, our TravelWise ambassadors record what ‘foot’ or ‘sustainable mode’ our students used to get to school. Our students then go in the draw to win a prize.

Newton Central School

PARK AND WALK

Our aim is to reduce congestion outside the school gates by parking in alternative locations using the Time Zone Map 3 sections outlining 5, 10 and 15 minute drop off points for students to be independent and walk

to school.

BOOSTER SEATS

It is importance all children who are less than 148cm tall, require a booster seat. Please read this pamphlet and make Booster Seats the norm at Newton Central.