Year 5 and 6 Bike Education 2017
During Term 4 students in Year 5 and 6 will be participating in the ‘Bike Education’ program.
This program will be conducted during Sport lessons on Thursday afternoons and will be incorporated into the classroom curriculum. As the Bike Education program is quite intensive, I encourage children to start riding their bikes on weekends, if possible. It is also advised that you complete a simple bike check to ensure your child’s safety. If you could make sure tyres are pumped up and check for any punctures, oiled chains, correct seat height and proper fitting and approved helmets.
The Year 5 and 6 program will run for eight weeks commencing in Week 2. In the final week of school, the students will be participating in a full day bike ride as a part of activity week.
- Session 1- Thursday, 19th October
- Session 2- Thursday, 26th October
- Session 3- Thursday, 2nd November
- Session 4- Thursday, 9th November
- Session 5- Thursday, 16th November
- Session 6- Thursday, 23rd November
- Session 7- Thursday, 30th November
- Session 8- Thursday, 7th December (full day bike ride)
Students' bikes and helmets will have to be at school for these dates.
Due to lack of storage space, students are to bring their bikes to school on Thursdays and to take them home at the end of the day.
Regular bus travelers need to arrange for their bikes to be brought to and from home for the relevant days. As a last resort, bikes can be placed onto school buses, however prior warning must be given to your bus driver. Please note that not all buses can carry bikes. Bikes placed onto buses must be carried in the luggage compartment and not in the aisles. This can lead to accidental damage and scratches.
Students will be participating in activities such as: bike safety, bike handling, riding endurance, riding skills on and off road and riding in traffic.
Due to the nature of these activities there are some potential risks involved in bike education. They include collisions, falls and associated accidents. Each activity will be completed in a safe environment with adequate supervision and instruction.
Week 1: Prior to our first session bike safety checks will be completed on all bikes. Please check if there are any concerns relating to the roadworthiness of your child’s bike or helmet before the program commences. We encourage you to complete any recommendations made from the safety checks to ensure that your child’s bike is safe. Year 5 and 6 students will be participating in the off and on road riding component of Bike Education.
Session 1 - 7: Year 5 and 6 students will be participating in the off and on road riding component of Bike Education. We will be riding at and around our Campus. Year 5 and 6 students will also ride around the immediate area at our Campus, allowing for valuable on road practise to be had in a supervised and structured activity.
Full day bike ride: On Thursday, 7th December, Year 5 and 6 students will take part in the annual 'Bike Ed Day Trip'. The students will ride from school along the bike trail to Leopold where they will spend time gaining further street riding experience in various traffic conditions. They will have lunch in Leopold, then return to school by 3:30pm.
Parent assistance during Bike Education rides
Parent support during On-road riding experience is extremely valuable in allowing students to gain riding experience in smaller groups. If you would be available to assist on any of our Thursday afternoon rides, can you please contact me via email. If you are able to assist us with our program, you will need to have a current Working With Children Check and have completed a volunteer’s form. Please contact me if you need more information about this.
Miss Caitlin Hoiles
Year P-6 Sport Coordinator