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TERM DATES for 2013
Term 1 - Tue 29 Jan - Thu 28 Mar
Term 2 - Mon 15 Apr - Fri 21 June
Term 3 - Mon 15 Jul - Fri 20 Sep
Term 4 - Tue 8 Oct - Wed 4 Dec
TERM DATES for 2014
Term 1 - Wed 29 Jan - Fri 28 Mar
Term 2 - Mon 14 Apr - Fri 20 June
Term 3 - Mon 14 Jul - Fri 19 Sep
Term 4 - Tue 7 Oct - Wed 3 Dec
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NEW:Primary students are invited to enter our TravelSmart Calendar competition by drawing a picture of their favourite form of TravelSmart transport, with the winning artwork to be printed in the 2013 TravelSmart Calendar! All correct entries will receive a free copy of the 2013 TravelSmart Calendar.
Simply print and fill out the attached entry form (AVAILABLE HERE). Once you have completed the details on the front of the form, have your child draw their picture of TravelSmart transport on the back, and return to Main Administration by Thursday September 6, 2012.
St Andrew’s Anglican College is proud to be a
As a TravelSmart School, we encourage you to ‘leave the car at home’ and consider your transport options when travelling to and from school.
What is TravelSmart?
The TravelSmart Schools program is a voluntary travel behaviour change program delivered in partnership between Sunshine Coast Council and Department of Transport and Main Roads. The program encourages the use of sustainable transport including walking, cycling, carpooling and public transport, as an alternative to driving the car.
The TravelSmart Schools program aims to:
- Raise awareness about the impacts of high car usage on our environment and community;
- Improve road safety by reducing traffic congestion around our school
- Involve the whole school community in finding ways to reduce car trips to and from school;
- Encourage children to make independent travel choices by recognising the influences of ‘the car culture’.
How can your family be TravelSmart?
Travelling smart to and from school is simple; all you need to do is leave the car at home and walk, cycle, catch public transport or carpool instead. We recognise that it’s not easy for all families to be TravelSmart all of the time, however by travelling smart just one day a week you can reduce your greenhouse gas emissions from private vehicle use by up to 20% - not to mention reduce traffic congestion around the school. You can make a difference, even if it is only one day a week!
We hope that the following information assists you with your TravelSmart options.
Walking, Cycling & Scooter Riding
There is an extensive pathway network linking all of Peregian Springs to St Andrew’s. The local pathways are detailed in the Sunshine Coast Local Travel Maps, which can be obtained from the Administration Office or Sunshine Coast Council on 5475 7272. To increase safety and surveillance in the school vicinity, please ensure that your children are always accompanied by a responsible adult when walking or cycling to school. There is a footbridge from the beaches across Sunshine Motorway at Havana Rd West.
There is a large bicycle parking area for bicycles which is accessible from the main entrance. Please ensure that your children wear a bicycle helmet when riding to school, and lock their bikes at all times.
Catch the Bus
Several school buses service St Andrew’s as far south as Coolum Beach and north to Tewantin and Noosa Heads. For information on how and where to catch the school bus, please contact Buslink on 5474 4733 or visit www.buslinkqld.com.au.
Coolum coaches provide an additional service www.coolumcoaches.com.au .
Department of Transport & Main Roads offers a School Transport Assistance Scheme (STAS) to provide assistance with school transport costs for eligible families. For information relating to the School Transport Assistance Scheme please contact Department of Transport & Main Roads on
5477 8400 or http://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Travel-and-transport/School-transport.aspx.
Students attending non-state schools may be eligible for assistance under the Non Government Schools Transport Assistance Scheme. For further information refer to www.schooltransport.com.au or phone 3336 9192.
If your children are utilising the bus services provided, please ensure that they are familiar with the code of conduct. More information relating to the code of conduct can be found at www.tmr.qld.gov.au. (for web content use link: http://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Travel-and-transport/School-transport/Code-of-conduct.aspx
Carpooling is a great option for those families who have no alternative to driving to school, and has many benefits. You can save time, share the cost of fuel and maintenance, and you don’t have to compete for a parking spot every day.
Please note that carpooling is not encouraged as an alternative to walking, cycling or catching the bus where these options are available to you. For those families who have no alternative to driving to school, we encourage you to take another child or children with you if you can. This will improve the safety of the school precinct for your children.
How about Park & Ride or Park & Walk? Part Way is Okay!
By parking and walking, you will enhance your health and wellbeing and assist in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and congestion in the school vicinity. Suggested Park & Walk locations are Peregian Springs Shopping Centre, Peregian Springs Country Club or Benchmark Café at Peregian Springs. Park & Walk from The Avenue Park at Peregian Springs, Coolum RSL, or Peregian Beach Surf Club.
You can view the Park & Ride Map here
You can view the Park & Walk Map here
Where to park your car?
The top College car park can be accessed from either the eastern or western school entry points. There is parking for parents with young children adjacent to the main administration block.
Where to safely drop off your children?
A two-minute drop-off area is located within the school campus at the top carpark, and near the main administration building. In order to keep this area free of congestion, we ask that you comply with the two-minute regulation, and utilise college car parks where additional time is required.
In the interests of safety, we ask that you do not stop on Peregian Springs Drive to drop your children off to school. Please park your car in a legal allocated car park and walk your children to the nearest gate. Please do not drop your children off in the bus bays.
Patrolled School Crossings
School crossing shift times are as follows:
Morning 8:10 – 8:30
Afternoon 3:00 – 3:20
We encourage students to utilise the patrolled school crossings as it is the safest way to cross the road. It is important to cross at these crossings as they regulate local traffic within the school vicinity allowing pedestrians to cross the road safely. Children learn from your example, so please always use school crossings where available.
For more information on TravelSmart initiatives, log on to www.travelsmartsc.com.au or contact TravelSmart Sunshine Coast on 5449 5255.
Bus route details – 2013
Please note - timetables for 2012 may have minor changes to pick-up times. These times will be updated on our schedules as soon as they are confirmed.
The Buslink website with St. Andrew's bus runs is at http://www.buslinkqld.com.au/suncoast/suncoast.htm
The Coolum Coaches with St. Andrew's bus runs is at http://www.coolumcoaches.com.au/bus-routes.html
Bus Route Summary 2013 - St. Andrew's Anglican College