Way2Go Bike Education Program
In term 2 our Year 5 students will be participating in the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure’s (DPTI) Way2Go Bike Ed program.
Way2Go Bike Ed is a practical bicycle education program targeting students from year 4-7. It will be delivered by qualified instructors and is well supported by the Way2Go Bike Ed teacher resource.
Through participation in Way2Go Bike Ed our students will:
The Way2Go Bike Ed program supports students to understand their responsibilities in keeping themselves and others safe. It builds on essential life skills so that students can live an active life and learn about sustainable travel.
Each student will participate in (description here of delivery mode). During this time students who own a bicycle are required to bring it to school. Safe storage will be provided.
What you need to know and do
Before the program begins:
During the program
Ensure your child wears appropriate clothing (avoid skirts and flared pants) and closed footwear during the sessions.
If you receive a notice of minor repairs required after the first session, carry out the required repairs before the next session so that your child can participate. Access to the limited number of bicycles provided by Bicycle SA will be prioritised for students who do not own a bicycle.
If you have offered to be a parent volunteer stay alert to communications throughout the program. Let teachers and instructors know what you feel comfortable doing and most of all have fun!
To support your child’s development throughout the program consider the following:
In the metropolitan area hardcopy Walking and Cycling Maps and Cycle Instead Journey Planner cards are available to your school. Ask for a copy to identify quiet local streets and nearby off-road shared paths you could use. In a regional area ask your local Council if they have local maps.
After the program
Way2Go Bike Ed provides the foundation for children to enjoy riding safely. Ongoing opportunities to practise can be created by:
If you have further questions discuss this with your child’s classroom teacher in the first instance. If they are unable to answer your questions they will forward your enquiry to your Way2Go Bike Ed School Co-ordinator.