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Coming safely to school

 

Nundah State School is located on the hill at Nundah, on the Corner of Bage and Buckland Streets. It's a short walk from Nundah Village.

The school has pedestrian access on both Buckland Rd and Boyd Streets where we have drop’n’go (am) and load’n’leave (pm) zones, supervised pedestrian crossings and 2hr parking for parents adjacent to the school. Access via the front entrance in Bage Street is only during non-peak times.  More detail is on the safe access map provided.
 

Use of public transport and walking or riding to school is encouraged as Nundah is a highly congested traffic area. The Nundah Railway Station is within 10 mins walking distance through Nundah Village. Major Brisbane bus line stops are also within walking distance.  

Pedestrian access

 

Our school has safe crossing points on each of the four roads surrounding the school. These include supervised crossings and traffic lights. These crossing points should be the only places children (and parents) cross the roads to school. Inconveniencing yourself by walking a little further or waiting a little longer, ensures the safety of your children and other road users and encourages children to adopt safe road behaviours.

Please download our safety map (PDF, 329 KB) which clearly shows safe pedestrian access points and parking arrangements for parents. 

Parking

 

Parking spaces are available on the streets surrounding our school, and comprises a  mix of both timed (2P and 4P) and unrestricted areas of kerbside parking.  It is a very busy area around our school at both drop off and pick up times, and a parking space may sometimes be difficult to find. Please practice safe and patient driving during these times and only park where it is legal to do so.

There are several 2 minute loading zones around the school. These zones are designed for the quick movement of vehicles around the school during drop off and pick up times, meaning less vehicles need to park in the school precinct. Due to the number of vehicles and children using these zones at peak times, the School urges parents and carers to use the zones correctly.
 
During the hours of operation of a loading zone, a vehicle is not to remain in the zone for more than 2 minutes. A driver can exit a vehicle in the zone to assist in the loading or unloading of passengers or baggage but the vehicle should not be left unattended. Therefore, you should not enter the zone for pick-up unless you can see that your child is waiting. You should also avoid reversing into the zone if possible as this puts children in danger. NSS is hoping to implement a monitored Load and Leave program within the loading zones called Look Out and are currently calling for volunteers. 

Active School Travel

 

Nundah State School is part of the Active School Travel program, which is an initiative of the Brisbane City Council.

Active School Travel promotes clean and green, active and healthy school travel modes such as walking, cycling, carpooling and public transport. By leaving your car at home, at least one day a week on our active travel day, we can reduce traffic congestion at the school gate, improve road safety, create a cleaner environment, save money and improve our health and fitness! Friday is our official day of surveying and recording data for the way students travel to school, however you can walk, ride or catch public transport every day of the week.

The Active School Travel Map (PDF, 2460KB) can be use to find a safe route to our school. You have options to either walk along these safe routes or by parking and striding (finding a spot that is a safe short distance from the school to drop you child so they can walk a small part).

We had a very successful first year, increasing students who walk to school by 50%, therefore reducing the congestion on the roads around our school. We hope to continue making these improvements as the program continues to grow and develop.

We run special Active School Travel events throughout the year, including buddy walks, dress up walks, group walks and more from Boyd Park. Look out for these in the newsletter or on our Skoolbag app. 

Reporting concerns

 

The School urges parents and carers to avoid any unsafe practices as they increase the chances of children being hit or an accident occurring. Please report any unsafe road practices to the Road Safety Committee via email to pandc@nundahss.eq.au

Remember that road safety is everybody’s concern. Our every action on or near the roads around the school determine how safe our children are.