Safety School FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

During the school holidays we will be open to the public on selected days to offer families the opportunity to visit with their children. The sessions are a "free-play" environment where parents can bring their children to utilitse our bike and intact with of environment of a scaled down version of Perth roads. On each of these days we are open from 9:30am to 12:30pm during which families can arrive at any time and stay for as long as they like. Parents must supervise their own children at all times. Children can use our bikes or you are welcome to bring your own.

 

Throught the day we offer some road safety lessons on the following timetable lead by staff which children may choose to participate in:

9:30am - Safety school opens

9.45am - classroom road safety lesson and road sign tour

11.00am - augmented reality pedestrian safety experience using iPads for 4-7 year olds

11.30am - augmented reality pedestrian safety experience using iPads for 8-12 year olds

12.30pm - Safety School closes

Families should bring the following and be aware that this is an outdoor environment with not cafe facilities:

  • water bottle

  • sun protective hat

  • sunscreen

  • enclosed shoes

  • clothes suitable for riding bikes and weather appropriate

  • long hair tied low to allow for helmets to be worn

  • lunch or a snack if desired

For more information please contact the Safety School Coordinator on 9272 0016 or email safetyschool@cccsf.org.au

The Constable Care Safety School is an exciting excursion destination designed to teach children aged 4-11 road and public transport safety skills in a high-tech immersive learning environment.

Few people realise that road trauma is the number one cause of death and the second highest cause of serious injury for children in WA. Although road deaths for children in Australia have remained relatively steady or even decreased slightly over the last five years, in WA the numbers are unfortunately continuing to rise. While many of these tragic and avoidable deaths are children who are killed while passengers in cars, a number are also child pedestrians or cyclists. Over the last four years WA has averaged 25% of all Australia’s child pedestrian and cyclist deaths.

The Safety School allows kids to experience what it’s like to be out on Perth’s footpaths and roads, without any of the actual risks that involves. This state-of-the-art experiential learning centre allows primary school groups to learn and practice bicycle, pedestrian and public transport safety skills in a realistic, working road layout that incorporates the latest in augmented reality learning and that links to and reinforces the classroom road safety curriculum. 

The Safety School will recreate Perth’s streets in detail, including scale buildings, working rail platforms and crossings, traffic lights and intersections, road works, school zones, trains and buses, with every travel element likely to be encountered by a child represented onsite. Children will learn to identify safety hazards and how to respond, as well as general safety behaviours on the road.

The Constable Care Child Safety Foundation has devised the Safety School program to link directly to the to the Health and Physical Education learning area of the WA school curriculum. Teachers will receive a "report card" emailed to them of each students achievements in the activity mapped to the curriculum outcomes.

The Safety School education program also corresponds with SDERA's (School Drug Education and Road Aware) Challenges and Choices resources for Pre-Primary to Year 6. Teachers are encouraged to utilise the relevant activities from these resources prior to the Safety School excursion.

For more information please contact safetyschool@cccsf.org.au 

Bookings are made online through a calendar showing available bookings for school groups and individuals (eg a family). Credit card payment is made online at the time of booking. For any questions regarding bookings, contact our Safety School Coordinator at 9272 0016, or via email safetyschool@cccsf.org.au

 

The Constable Care Safety School is an outdoor learning environment and operates in most weather conditions. The Safety School is well shaded with trees, wide verandahs and shade sails, which provide protection from the sun and light rain, and there are large undercover areas where students can shelter if necessary.

Should seriously inclement weather be forecast for the day of your excursion, including extreme temperatures or thunderstorms, we will contact you and offer to postpone your visit to an alternative date at no cost. We anticipate these occurrences will be rare, given that Perth is fortunate to have a climate that allows for outdoor activities throughout most of the school year.

Please check the weather forecast for your excursion day and request students to come dressed appropriately. If rain is forecast raincoats are recommended, and hats should be worn by all students regardless of the weather.

Should your school wish to cancel a booking, we require at least 4 weeks (20 business days) notice in order to be able to provide a full refund or rescheduling at no cost. For cancellations made more than 1 and less than 4 weeks before the excursion date (6 - 19 business days), a 50% refund will be offered or the opportunity to reschedule your group to another suitable date at no cost (where possible). No refund or rescheduling is available for previously cancelled bookings or cancellations made one week or less (5 business days) prior to a booking. Schools still wishing to attend will need to re-book and pay the excursion fee via the website. 

School groups:

The Safety School is open to primary school groups from Pre-Primary to Year 6 (ages 4 - 11) with up to 60 students able to attend per session. Every school group booked has the Safety School experience to themselves - no sharing required!

 

Other groups:

Please contact us to discuss on 9272 0000 or safetyschool@cccsf.org.au

 

General public:

We are also open at nominated times for the general public to come and use the facility. Please view our Individual Booking page for more information.

School excursions:

Excursion sessions are three (3) hours in duration and available Monday to Friday during school terms. The cost is $540 (excluding GST) per session with a maximum capacity of 60 students. The total payment is $594 including GST at the time of booking. Payment is required in advance to secure your booking as we operate for your elusive use.

 

Other groups:

Please contact us to discuss your request on 9272 0000 or email safetyschool@cccsf.org.au

 

Public open sessions:

$16.50 per child aged 4 to 11 years (inc GST)

 

 

The Constable Care Safety School is an outdoor learning environment and we plan to operate in all weather conditions. Should rain be forecast, we advise students and accompanying adults to bring raincoats. The area is well shaded which will provide some protection from the sun and light rain.

Should inclement weather be forecast including high temperatures or thunderstorms for the day of your visit, Constable Care may contact you and offer an alternative date to postpone your visit. We anticipate these occurrences will be rare.

Please check the weather forecast for your excursion day, and ask students to come dressed accordingly. If rain is forecast, raincoats are recommended.

 

As the Constable Care Safety School is an outdoor learning environment, all students and adults should all bring sun-protective hats and wet weather gear if rain is forecast. Students must be wearing enclosed shoes to participate in all activities and wear clothing appropriate for riding a bike. Students should also bring a drink bottle and a snack.

All other equipment required including bikes, helmets and iPads are provided by the Constable Care Safety School.

Yes. All children attending the Safety School must be 4 years of age or older to participate. Younger children may attend in the company of a parent / guardian but may not participate in bicycle or pedestrian safety learning activities.

We have a range of bicycles available and some are fitted with training wheels. The bikes suitable for children aged approximately 6 years and under all have training wheels. We also have some scooters for those not yet confident on a bike. Please contact the Safety School Coordinator on 9272 0016 or safetyschool@cccsf.org.au to discuss any concerns you may have prior to your visit.  

Students accompanied by an education assistant will be able to go through the experience together at their own pace. The experiences cater for all primary school abilities. Please advise the Safety School Coordinator of any special needs that require and alternative program so all students’ abilities can be accommodated. To discuss your students' requirements please contact the Safety School Coordinator on 9272 0016 or safetyschool@cccsf.org.au

 

The Safety School has universal access meaning it is accessible to students with physical disabilities including those in wheelchairs. The building and environment is all on one level and we have accessible toilet facilities.

 

Please note, we do not have any modified bike however we do have training wheels on our 12 and 16 inch bikes and a small number of scooters as an alternative. 

If when you combine two classes your total numbers are greater than 60, please contact us to discuss. We understand some schools have class sizes of 32 students and we will do our best to accommodate your students. Catering for more than 60 students is dependent on available equipment.

Each school excursion is a fixed price for up to 60 students and accompanying adults per session. We do not have a per student rate. Your school has the exclusive use of the Safety School during your session.

No. All equipment is supplied for school groups.

 

If attending a public session you are welcome to use our bikes and helmets or you can bring your own.

No. The Department of Health informs the public that head lice are unable to spread through the sharing of hats and helmets. Lice only move between people with direct head to head contact. This is in line with the Department of Education Student Health Care Policy

For more information visit:

http://healthywa.wa.gov.au/Articles/F_I/Head-lice

 

http://www.det.wa.edu.au/studentsupport/behaviourandwellbeing/detcms/navigation/wellbeing/student-health-care/?page=5&tab=Main#toc5

Yes, absolutely! Please contact the Safety School Coordinator on 9272 0016 or safetyschool@cccsf.org.au to make a time. We are available after school hours and during the school holidays for teachers to visit and experience the Safety School prior to bringing your class on excursion. 

Yes! We have public open sessions for families to visit independently on selected weekday afternoons and during school holidays. Please visit our Individual Bookings page to view available dates and book online to attend. The price for these sessions is $16.50 per child aged 4-11 years and accompanying adults are free.

Yes they can. Please contact us to discuss your requirements. We are able to offer tailored sessions in the afternoons predominately.

Yes! If you are bringing less than 10 children, please feel free to book them into one of our Public Open Sessions.

If you are bringing more than 10 children, please contact the Safety School Coordinator to organise an excursion session just for your group on 9272 0016 or safetyschool@cccsf.org.au 

Yes. All children attending the Safety School must be 4 years of age or older to participate. Younger children may attend in the company of a parent / guardian but may not participate in bicycle or pedestrian safety learning activities. 

Yes! We are just 600m from Maylands Train Station and there are bus stops right at our door on Guildford road. Please view our getting here information for more details.

 

Transperth education officers are able to assist schools groups to plan and use the public transport network to reach us. Please contact Get On Board for more information about timetables and tickets.

Yes. We have some flexibility to change the session start and finish times. Please contact us to discuss your needs.

The Department of Education and Department of Sport and Recreation operate a number of accommodation facilities in Perth for visiting school groups.

Please visit the following websites for more information.

http://www.dsr.wa.gov.au/camps

 

http://www.landsdale-farm-school.com.au/contact.shtml

 

http://www.mundaringtourism.com.au/Pages/Listings.aspx?Section=Group+Accommodation

Yes. We have a picnic area you are welcome to utilise including our toilet facilities. Please confirm with us in advance that there is no other bookings following yours and you are welcome to stay and enjoy the facility.

If you’d prefer you can also visit a local park or a park on your route back to school. Some suggestions of parks near the Safety School can viewed here http://www.bayswater.wa.gov.au/about-bayswater/parks-and-reserves/playgrounds

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