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.
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.
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 sustainable mode (bike, carpool, scooter, skateboard, train, walk, park and wark) our students used to get to school. Our students then go in the draw to win a prize.
PARK AND WALK
Our aim is to reduce congestion outside the school gates by parking in alternative locations using the Time Zone Map three sections outlining 5, 10 and 15 minute drop off points for students to be independent and walk
It is importance that all children who are less than 148cm tall use a booster seat. Please read this pamphlet and make booster seats the norm at Newton Central.