Road Safety Education

The RYDA Road Safety Education Program is coordinated locally through the Rotary clubs on the Sunshine Coast at three locations.

CaloundraCorbould Park RacecourseCaloundra
Caloundra Pacific
Glasshouse Mountains
NambourNambour ShowgroundNambour
Nambour 76
NoosaArumaNoosa Heads
Noosa Daybreak

RYDA is more than a program, it’s partnership which supports teachers on the journey as they provide their students with the tools and understanding they need to see themselves as active, responsible road citizens. Taking, largely, a student inquiry learning approach, RYDA becomes part of the school culture from the first to last day of a young person’s high school life. Beyond that, RYDA provides students with the tools, habits and motivation to take action and stay safe on our roads a both drivers and passengers throughout their lives.

Long term change will only be realised where educational materials support each-other and key messages are repeated over time. RYDA, a program professionally developed by leading learning organisation, Road Safety Education Limited (RSE), is designed to complement the high school curriculum.

Help volunteer at an upcoming RYDA program

We have the opportunity to volunteer as student group leaders or room monitors at one or more of six days at Caloundra, and three days at Nambour during October & November.  The hours on each student day are 8am to 2pm.  In addition, you may volunteer to set-up on four days (1pm-2.30pm) or set-down after each student day (2-3pm).

The dates are:

Caloundra: October 7,13-14, 21-22, & 28
Caloundra set-up: October 6,12,20 & 27
Nambour: October 6, November 2 & 27

If you are able to assist on one or more of these days, please register your interest by completing the form via the link below.

RYDA features a highly engaging and memorable one-day workshop which front-loads students’ understanding of road safety. The workshop sessions are designed to be held in small classroom sized groups (approximately 25 students) and are led by a team of trained facilitators including Police, driving instructors and other community sector specialists.

Further information

The RYDA Road Safety Education program is provided by Road Safety Education Limited (RSE) – a not for profit organisation committed to providing evidence-based road safety education that supports the development of a road safety culture across the generations.

More about RYDA on the RSE website

Originally, the RYDA program was developed by Rotarians as “Rotary Youth Driver Awareness”.