Parking and Crossing in the School grounds

An important reminder about the parking and crossing arrangements at the school.

no-parkingThe right side of the driveway adjacent to the Administration building is a drop off zone between 8am and 9:30am and a pick-up area between 2:30pm and 3:30pm. No parking is permitted during these times. The area outside the Canteen is a drop off and pick up zone from 8am until 3:30pm. Please do not leave your car in these areas, even for a brief period, between these times. These areas are clearly signed. Also please note that parking is not permitted on the Church lawns.

crossingOf concern is the increasing number of Pre-Primary and Kindy parents who are not using the crosswalk with their children, especially after school. The school crosswalk is just past the Canteen and clearly marked. Although it is a little further to walk from the Junior area, it is the designated and safest crossing point. It is easily accessed via the Junior Atrium or the Canteen area, rather than through the staff car park. Those driving larger vehicles have great difficulty seeing small children in front of their cars even if the car is stopped and the child is with an adult. While on after-school duty I have seen a number of near misses involving children when families have not used the crosswalk.

Please take the time to walk the extra distance to the crosswalk to ensure that safety is paramount in our school, and that the good practice of using the marked crossing AT ALL TIMES is modelled to the children. Please also pass this important information onto grandparents or other carers who may drop off or pick up your child.

Thank you for your co-operation in this important matter.

Tanya Giovannangelo