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Bicycles, Scooters & Skateboards

College Life

Discovery College encourages cycling as a safe means to get to and from school (i.e. Siena Park) with minimal environmental impact and with the health benefits associated with physical exercise. The ultimate decision and responsibility around students cycling is entirely up to parents. Parents/caregivers of students who cycle or scooter to and from Siena Park have a significant role to play in their safety, including accepting responsibility for their behaviour and safety. All bicycles and scooters must be secured at the bike racks on the Foreshore area, and NOT in Siena Park or outside Siena Club. Skateboards are to be kept next to the school guardhouse.

Discovery College recommends that:

  • only students in Year 4 and above cycle to and from school independently;

  • any cyclists in Year 1 to 3 must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver;

  • students wear safety-approved protective gear (including helmets) correctly;

  • students do not carry passengers;

  • students do not impair their hearing and/or vision whilst cycling;

  • students use proper hand signals when cycling on the road;

  • students maintain their bicycles in a safe working condition;

  • students should have reflective devices on their bicycles;

  • in bad weather, students are advised to walk their bicycles to school or leave them at home;

  • bicycles and scooters should be locked during the school day.

Disclaimer

  • the school is not responsible for any accident or injury arising from the students cycling to or from school.

  • the school is not responsible for damage to, or loss of, bicycles, scooters or skateboards.

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