Way2Go offers a range of tools and resources to encourage safer, greener and more active travel at South Australian primary schools. The teaching resources are comprehensive and support teachers as they design their curricula and plan lessons and learning experiences to deliver the student learning intentions of the mandated curriculum framework. They are intended to assist and complement the current work of teachers rather than be an additional delivery expectation. The range of support materials can be ordered online from the menu below.
The ACARA Health and Physical Education scope states that;
A comprehensive package of educational materials for teaching safer, greener and more active travel in South Australian primary schools, comprising three satchels: Early (R-2) Years, Primary (3-5) Years and Middle (6-7) Years; each containing a Teacher resource book, CD, DVD and supporting resources. Find more here.
Elmo Stays Safe teaches pre-school aged children and families about safe road practices including child restraints, crossing the road, carpark safety, driveway safety and walking down the street. To find out more click here.
Rail safety (train and tram). A resource for schools, parents, students and rail workers. To find out more click here.
The Way2Go Bike Ed Teacher Resource was developed within the ACARA framework and is available here.
There are a number of additional resources that schools have access to, click here to order.
The Cycling and the Law booklet is a comprehensive pocket guide including all the cycling specific rules in South Australia.
Hard copy Cycling and Walking Maps are also available to assist in making active travel choices in Adelaide’s metropolitan suburbs. The maps show bike lanes, local streets and shared use paths, as well as signalled intersections, pedestrian crossings and school crossings to help plan cycling or walking trips.
In addition, the Cycle Instead Journey Planner is an online tool that generates personalised cycling routes using Adelaide's Bikedirect network of main roads, bike lanes, local streets, off-road paths and some unsealed paths.
To support road safety education, operating traffic lights are available on loan. The lights are easy to move, set up and operate. They are delivered in one package weighing 50-60 kilograms. The casing measures 70cm H x 60cm W x 150cmL. The traffic light folds out of the casing and uses the case as its base. These are a popular resource so please plan ahead. Allow at least 2-3 weeks when organising the loan period, including delivery to your school and return to the warehouse location. Click here to order traffic lights and other resources.
School Crossing equipment is available only to South Australian Schools that have recognised crossings.
To replace lost or damaged school crossing equipment complete and submit this order form. Your inbox will receive a copy of your order, which will be processed and send to the school.
There are many excellent resources available online and we have also included a number of inspiring videos below.
Bicycle and scooter parking
Walk to school: Jennifer Keesmatat TEDxRegina
Jennifer Keesmat is the Chief Planner of the City of Toronto in Canada. Jennifer’s passion for building sustainable communities is evident in this TEDxRegina talk where she reminds us of a simple meaningful pastime – the walk to school. This talk was filmed May 16, 2002 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Transport for NSW and the Amy Gillett Foundation have partnered to produce this fun animation to show that improving cyclist safety isn’t rocket science, it’s simply about everyone sharing the road and following the rules.
Jeni Cross is a sociology professor at Colorado State University. She has spoken about community development and sustainability to audiences across the country, from business leaders and government officials to community activists. As a professor and consultant she has helped dozens of schools and government agencies implement and evaluate successful programs to improve community well-being. In this talk, she discusses her work around changing behaviours.
Way2Go signage is a prompt for learned safe behaviour e.g. Stop Look Listen Think signs at school pedestrian exits support school and parent teaching. Find more here.
Way2Go works closely with schools across the state to tailor plans and actions to meet each community’s specific needs and aspirations. There is no one way or specific template with which schools comply. Click here for more.