Scholar Patrol


The school is responsible for the efficient establishment and functioning of a scholar patrol in conjunction with the Governing Body of the school.  Should it not be possible for the principal to exert direct control over this, the responsibility should be delegated to a suitable educator.

The principal and/or responsible educator should:

  • in conjunction with the applicable traffic authority and the relevant provincial authority, determine the need for pedestrian crossings at streets adjacent to the school premises;
  • fill in section A and B of the SP1 application form and forward the completed form to the traffic authority;
  • control and regulate matters pertaining to the scholar patrol, such as composition, equipment and functioning in conjunction with the local traffic authority and the province;
  • see to it that the parents of scholar patrol team members have completed the letter of consent (SP2) and keep these safe at the school with a copy having been sent to the traffic authority;
  • respond to complaints and requests of scholar patrol members;
  • exert control over all equipment and supervise, at all times, the functioning of the scholar patrol;
  • arrange for the training of scholar patrol members;
  • inform all learners about the correct use of scholar patrol crossings;
  • should a collision occur, report this to the police and the traffic authority and follow up with a written report.