Why did we decide to become a Travelwise School?

Every morning over 268,000 children travel to

Auckland schools, and over half of these trips are

made by car. In the past 20 years, the percentage of

children being driven to school has more than doubled.

Travelwise is all about making a difference and that is one of the fundamental aspects of our school Vision.

“Red Beach School is a community empowering Life Long Learners to achieve and make a difference.”

In conjunction with Auckland Transport we have devised a Safe School Travel Plan.

The Auckland Transport Travelwise programme delivers a Whole School approach to improving road safety and reducing congestion around schools. Safe School Travel Plans are developed and delivered by the school community working in partnership with Auckland Transport, Auckland Council, New Zealand Police and other community groups and organisations.


The Benefits of a Safe School Travel Plan:

A Safe School Travel Plan can:

• Reduce accidents and improve safety.

• Ease congestion.

• Build students' confidence and independence.

• Develop children’s road safety skills.

• Improve the health and well-being of our school community.