Safety School FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

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 can be placed online here.  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. 

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!

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.

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 hats. Students must be wearing enclosed shoes to participate in all activities.

All other equipment, including bikes, helmets, iPads etc 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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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 us to make a time. We are available after school and during the school holidays for teachers to visit.

Currently we are just operating for school groups. We will open to the general public in the future for families to access the centre. We aim to begin this in 2018. More information will be posted on our website when families can book. If you’d like to be notified please contact us.

Yes they can. Please contact us to discuss your requirements. These sessions will likely become available for 2018.

We are planning on making school holidays available for OSHC services to book in the near future. If you’d like to be notified when more information is available please contact us.

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

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