School Bus and Pedestrian Safety Day

Poster of the School Bus and Pedestrian Safety Day

School Bus and Pedestrian Safety Awareness Day – Sunday, August 25, 2024

Is this your child’s first time on the bus or walking to school?  School Bus and Pedestrian Safety Awareness Day is a great opportunity for your child to learn about being safe on their way to school.

School Bus Safety

Children can take a school bus ride while their families tag along, watch an interactive school bus safety video, and enjoy games! All children entering the school system for the first time in the fall, or new residents to the area should plan to attend. The day’s activities are suitable for all elementary school-age children and everyone is welcome.

Each session takes approximately 45 minutes. The following activities are available at the school sites:

– Learn how to get on and off the bus safely
– Take a ride on the school bus
– Bus safety information and hand-outs will be provided
– Watch a school bus safety video
– Participants will receive bus safety certificates and colouring books along with the information

Young Pedestrian Safety

With the Ottawa Safety Council’s interactive pedestrian training, children practice on a make-believe cross-walk with real lights and sounds. The sessions take about 20 minutes and is facilitated by a safety specialist.

Please note locations are subject to change.

School NameOfferingAddresssPhone #
St. Mark High SchoolEng/Ped/Bus1040 Dozois Rd, Manotick613-224-8800
Sir Robert Borden High SchoolEng/Ped/Bus131 Greenbank Rd, Nepean613-224-8800
Brookfield High SchoolEng/Ped/Bus824 Brookfield Rd, Ottawa613-224-8800
Holy Trinity Catholic High SchoolEng/Ped/Bus180 Katimavik Rd, Kanata613-224-8800
St. Peter Catholic High SchoolEng/Ped/Bus750 Charlemagne Blvd, Orléans613-224-8800
École élémentaire catholic Saint-Joseph d’OrléansFr/Autobus6664 rue Carrière, Orleans613-746-3654
École élémentaire publique Charlotte LemieuxFr/Autobus2093 prom. Bel-Air, Ottawa613-746-3654

To sign up for a French session please visit the Consortium de transport scolaire d’Ottawa website.

Pour vous inscrire à une session en français, veuillez visiter le site Web du Consortium de transport scolaire d’Ottawa.


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If you cannot attend the in-person School Bus and Pedestrian Safety Day parents, guardians and students can still prepare for their bus ride to school by visiting OSTA’s safety webpage for online safety videos and materials! There are also online resources for students who walk to school on OSTA’s pedestrian safety webpage.