Safe Travel to School

Kia ora whanau

In light of the recent event regarding the attempted abduction of two of our students, our school has responded in a number of ways. All teachers have spoken to their classes about the importance of going straight to school/straight home after school, and not engaging with anyone they are not familiar with. We have also spoken to children about only going home in the way or with people that their family have agreed to.

We are also looking to set up a safer way of traveling to and from school – The Walking School Bus. This is not a new initiative, although may be new to our current Kingsford Community. For more information regarding The Walking School Bus initiative here at Kingsford, please see the notice below. A hard copy will also be coming home this afternoon with your eldest child.

In the meantime, I have had contact with our community police officer, Marina Phillips, and unfortunately they have not made any further progress to date in tracking down the man in question. If you do happen to notice any suspicious activity such as that which was described in the notice yesterday, please do not hesitate to let us know here at school, or call the police. Working together, we can help to make our community a safer place for our students.

Nga mihi nui ki a koutou, Anna