School Crossing Supervision

Supervised school crossings in Whitehorse are staffed by a team of 100+ dedicated school crossing supervisors who brave all sorts of weather to assist pedestrians of all ages, especially school children.

Research shows that young children do not have the skills and experience to be safe in traffic on their own. Supervised crossings were introduced to reduce the risks for children coming and going from school.

Safe Parking and Traffic Controls around Schools

Five tips around schools:

  1. Allow enough time to take your child to the school gate safely. Consider parking a few streets away and walking your child the rest of the way to school.
  2. Obey all traffic signs and the directions of the School Crossing Supervisor.
  3. Find locations where it is safe to pick up and drop off your child safely
  4. Where available, always cross at a supervised school crossing even if it is further away.
  5. Never call children from across the road.

The increased school traffic during drop-off and pick-up times, as well as possible dangerous driver behaviour, can put children in danger. Parking and traffic signs around schools play an important part in keeping children safe.

Drivers should understand the parking signs near schools and follow them, especially No Parking and No Standing signs. Not obeying the signs may result in a parking fine/infringement.

Apply to be a School Crossing Supervisor

Want some extra cash? Become a School Crossing Supervisor at Whitehorse!

Our School Crossing Supervisors assist in providing a safe and effective means for school-aged children and other pedestrians to cross the road at established school crossings and traffic lights within the Whitehorse municipality at the peak hours of 8.15am to 9am and 3.15pm to 4pm, Monday to Friday. This position would best suit individuals that live near or within the Whitehorse municipality. 

If you are looking for a rewarding job keeping the children of Whitehorse safe when they are walking to and from school, we are interested in talking to you. 

If you are interested, please lodge an online application addressing the key selection criteria of the position description. Please include your contact details (including your email address) and the contact numbers for two referees.