Go Noosa Schools

Go Noosa Schools is a voluntary travel behaviour change program that encourages school children and their parents/carers to walk, cycle, scoot, skateboard, catch the bus or carpool to school.

Benefits of the program       

  • improved health and fitness, often leading to better learning outcomes
  • increased road safety around schools with less traffic congestion and illegal parking
  • reduced air and noise pollution
  • improved school community health and well-being.

Council are currently trialling the new look, Go Noosa Schools program at the Noosaville schools precinct. Noosaville State School and St Teresa’s Catholic College are currently working closely with Council to develop their tailored Sustainable Travel School Plans.

Cycle Skills

Go Noosa Schools Sustainable Transport Art Competition

Winners Announced

The Go Noosa Schools Sustainable Transport Art Competition closed on Wednesday, 10 March 2021. Thank you to all schools and students who participated.

Students were invited to create a poster that showcased what sustainable travel in Noosa Shire is all about.

Congratulations to the following finalists:

Category one: 5 to 8 year olds

  • Third place: Matilda Ward from Noosaville State School
  • Second place: Lucca Emms from Noosaville State School
  • Winner: Andrew Thomson from Noosaville State School

Category two: 9 to 12 year olds

  • Third place (two recipients): Leila Cordero from Sunshine Beach State School and Ella Bold Tewantin State School
  • Second place: Emily Aspland from Noosaville State School
  • Winner: Imogen Hill from Noosaville State School

Make the move towards sustainable school travel

Leave the car at home and walk, cycle, catch public transport or carpool instead. 

Every trip counts, by leaving the car at home just one day a week you can

  • reduce your greenhouse gas emissions from private vehicle use by up to 20%
  • reduce traffic congestion around the school, less cars equals safer school zones
  • increase your health and wellbeing, while having fun.
  • It's a date, every Wednesday why not park the car 500m to 1km away from school and walk, ride a bike or hop on a scooter for the last part of the journey. It reduces the number of cars around the school, and it's a fun and healthy way to start the day.

    New to bike riding? Bicycle Network offer a series of free learn to ride videos and resources, click here to visit their parents place.

    Walk and ride to school maps

    Disclaimer

    Things to consider when using the Go Noosa Schools walk and ride maps:

    • Asses your own skills and the skills of your children before walking or riding to school and practice your journey to school.
    • The routes shown on these maps are suggested only.
    • Walk and ride routes to school are not supervised events, parents/carers are responsible for their children’s safety while using such routes.
    • The maps are intended to provide information on Active School Travel.
    • The locations of symbols on the map are indicative only.
    • The inclusion or omission of any service, facility or business in this guide is not to be construed as Council endorsing or promoting a service, facility or business above any other.  
    • Each time you use a suggested route, you are responsible for looking out for and considering any changes to the environment, including but not limited to construction or footpath works, which would make using the route unsafe.
    • While Council has taken care and consideration in mapping the suggested routes, you are ultimately responsible for your own and your children’s safety while using such routes.
  • For information on how and where to catch the school bus, please visit TransLink’s site https://translink.com.au/travel-with-us/school-travel

  • Carpooling is a great way to reduce the number of cars entering the school zone and it can save you time, money and you don’t have to compete for a parking spot every day.