This walk is one of four routes to and from St Monica's Primary School in Moonee Ponds. It is both an Walking School Bus route and an informal walk to school route used by students and families.
The route was identified as a part of St Monica's Walking School Bus program. Families chose the route so it would enable the greatest number of students from that area of Moonee Ponds to join the walk to and from school.
The route is popular and safe and has interesting things for students and their siblings to look at along the way.
After this route was chosen, the school informed Moonee Valley City Council and the Council then audited the route to ensure it was safe and in good condition. Following the Council audit, a number of small infrastructure improvements were made to the route. These included evening out the footpath so it was smoother to walk on and installing pram ramps so roads were easier to cross.
It is a great example of a school community and local Council working together to ensure students can gave to school happy, alert and ready to learn!
Meet here at 8.20am to start the morning walk to school.
Always remember to stop, look, listen and think as this crossing does not have lights.
There are two streets to cross here, they are quite busy roads but both have traffic lights.
There are lots of interesting things to look at on the walk including flowers, trees and interesting ornamanents in front yards.
Another busy road to cross but it has traffic lights. Always check for turning cars, they are suppose to give way but always check they have seen you as you cross.
This street is a little quieter. Council has laid some new sections of footpath and ensured the old path is nice and smooth. Keep an eye out for cars coming our of driveways.
Stop, look and think before crossing as they are no traffic lights here. There is a refuge in the middle of the crossing to make it safer.
Check for cars before you cross the little laneway. Council has made the laneway speed limit 10km/h which is great.
Check before crossing this little street which is a no through road. You are nearly at school!
Well done, you are here!