St Martins School Travel Plan

St Martins School has a detailed Travel Plan that was developed with input from St Martins school staff, pupils, BOT and parent representatives, the NZ Police, and the Christchurch City Council.

The objectives of the Travel Plan plan are to:

  • Improve the safety of our children’s travel to and from school
  • Encourage and support St Martins families to reduce the use of cars and reduce congestion at the school gate
  • Improve the physical health and learning ability of St Martins children
  • Reduce energy use and pollution of our environment
  • Engage the community in the ownership of the School Travel plan

Travel Plan 2022

After recent Christchurch City Council and public consultation a new travel plan has been created with a strong focus on safe access and pedestrian safety within the surrounding St Martins School area. The finalised travel plan for 2022 which includes timelines of changes proposed to improve road safety can be found here

Tips for safe travel to School

Walking to school

  • Please teach your children how to safety cross roads and make use of staffed pedestrian crossings around the school.
  • The Christchurch City Council’s publication titled A Parents Guide to Pedestrian Safety provides information on teaching children to be safe pedestrians

Biking/scooting to school

  • Please educate your child on safe biking/scooting practices prior to coming to school, experts recommend that children do not cycle alone before the age of 10 years.
  • A bike/scooter rack is available on school grounds during the day. Please provide a secure lock for your child’s bike/scooter.
  • For safety of all pedestrians students are required to walk their scooters or bicycles within the school grounds.

Driving to school

  • Please adhere to the school parking rules: 3 minute drop off zone, no parking on yellow lines, or across driveways. These regulations are for the benefit of all and are monitored at times by CCC parking enforcers with tickets issued if necessary.
  • Maximum care with slow speeds are needed when travelling along Albert Terrace and roads surrounding our school.

We are always open to hearing from school families regarding travel issues especially ways to improve our children’s well being and safety. If you would like to get in touch please email us here.