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School crossing supervisors

Cartoon image of a school crossing.A school crossing supervisor's role is to assist children in safely crossing roads on their way to and from school. If you are interested in becoming a school crossing supervisor, you can get application forms and more information about the scheme from your local road safety officer.

Celebrating 30 years of keeping Queensland kids safe in school zones

It’s been 30 years since the School Crossing Supervisor Scheme (SCSS) was first launched in Queensland in 1984. At that time, 255 schools adopted the scheme and 353 school crossings were opened across the state.

Fast forward to 2014 and 652 schools have adopted the scheme, with more than 1200 school crossings across the state. There are also over 1900 school crossing supervisors to help keep kids safe as they make their way to and from school.

In this anniversary year, 14 of our school crossing supervisors will also celebrate a milestone achievement of 30 years of service. These men and women have been with the scheme from the very beginning, some even remaining at the same schools, such as Sharon Byrne from Killarney State School.

Ways to say thank you

Our school crossing supervisors do a tremendous job and the SCSS 30th anniversary is a great opportunity to thank them for their care and diligence. To help schools mark the occassion, we’ve suggested some easy ways to say ‘thank you’ and spread the school road safety message.

  • Thank them at a school assembly with a certificate.
  • Put a message on your local school’s message board to say thanks or post a school road safety message.
  • Write an article for your school newsletter, website or Facebook page.
  • Say thank you with a card—we’ve created an activity sheet with a thank you card, word search and colour-in activity. Print out the card and colour it in and say ‘thanks’ next time you see them!

Crossing the road safely teaching resources

We have teaching resources available about crossing the road safely for students in prep through to year 7.

Teacher resource

Prep and year 1

Years 2 and 3

Years 4 and 5

Years 6 and 7

Apply for a supervised crossing at your school

Applications for a supervised crossing should be made by the school principal to the Department of Transport and Main Roads. All applications for crossings are subject to meeting established criteria and availability of funding. The need and ongoing provision of a supervisor will be reviewed periodically.

Last updated
02 July 2014