Benefits of the Walking
• Children arrive at school more alert and ready
• Encourages healthy lifestyles and exercise
• Children and parents get to meet others in
their community Walking School Bus is part of
TravelSmart to School, which promotes
• Children gain skills to safely walk to school walking, cycling, public transport and
carpooling for school trips.
• Reduces traffic around the school
Catch the Walking School Bus
If you are interested in starting a Walking School
Bus at your school, or your child would like to
catch a Walking School Bus: Further information
Contact the Department of Transport
Department of Transport
Telephone: 08 9216 8000 TravelSmart
441 Murray Street
PERTH WA 6000
T: 08 9216 8000
F: 08 9216 8497
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Copies of this document are available in alternative
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A Walking School Bus is a great “the result is exercise, SCHO
way for kindy and primary school fresh air, a relaxed start to the morning,
children to walk to and from school in and reduced parking problems around the school”
Volunteer Walking School Bus Coordinator,
a fun, safe and easy way. Mt Hawthorn Primary School.
“It makes me feel
What is a Walking School Bus? like I’m doing something for my
health, the environment, the community,
A Walking School Bus is a group of students, and other mums while creating many
with adult supervision, walking along a set route friendships along the way”
between their homes and school. Volunteer Walking School Bus Coordinator,
West Balcatta Primary School.
Children can join the Walking School Bus at
points along the route, near their homes. “children of different
Children can also be taken to a collection point. ages build relationships with each other that
wouldn’t occur otherwise. I think this develops
This could be a nearby park where parents drop better networks within the school community”
off their children to join the Walking School Bus Volunteer Walking School Bus Coordinator,
to school. Richmond Primary School.
We need YOU Who can join the Walking
Let your child be part of the fun! And you can
too – as a volunteer. If you do one morning, Jones family home
ALL CHILDREN are welcome!
other parents will walk your children the other
days. If you live within 1 km of your school then the
Walking School Bus is ideal for you.
Share it and save time!
The bus is accompanied by at least two trained
parents or carers.
These volunteers can be a parent, grandparent,
aunty or uncle. It can also be a neighbour or
a community member interested in helping
Brooks family home Ng family home children get to school.