Kensington Public School

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Safe travel to school

Getting to school safely

Student safety is our priority. We encourage the whole community to be safe travellers on their way to and from school. The Travelling Safely To School document contains important information about travelling to school safely.

As a parent or carer, you are responsible for how your child gets to and from school. Where possible, we encourage walking.

Plan ahead by discussing the following with your children:

  • safe travel routes
  • how to share the road safely
  • alternative arrangements for when unexpected things happen.

For more information about safe travel to and from school, visit:

Kiss & Drop

Kensington Public School operates a Kiss & Drop each afternoon from 3:00pm- 3:15pm in the designated Kiss & Drop Zone along Doncaster Avenue. 

Please ensure your child is aware that he/she must go straight to the waiting gate at 3pm ready for pick-up. Click the link for more information about Kiss & Drop Guidlines.

School crossings

Children must always use marked pedestrian crossings. No child should EVER cross the road except in these designated areas (lights at corner of Doncaster & Todman Ave., crossings at corner of Doncaster & Bowral Sts, and Bowral St and Anzac Pde crossings). It is extremely dangerous to cross any of these roads unless at the crossing.

After school safety

  • Students walking home must leave the school grounds when dismissed from class at 3.00pm.
  • No students may stay in the playground unless directly supervised by their own parent/caregiver.  (ie. The parent/caregiver is standing near the child at all times).
  • No student may use playground equipment unless directly supervised by their own parent/caregiver.  (ie. The parent/caregiver is standing next to the equipment).
  • All students not picked up by 3.15pm will be directed inside.
  • Parents taking children across roads are asked to observe all safety rules and apply common sense.  What you feel is safe when you are with your child (ren), may not be for an unaccompanied child who follows/copies you.  Calling to children to cross roads from the opposite side is NEVER safe.  Always use the crossings.
  • These directions are to ensure the safety of all students.  Parents who ask children to act contrary to these instructions create difficulties for their child (ren) and the school, and place their child (ren) at risk.