Keeping you and your child safe on the roads (School Drop-off and Pick-up) (Issue 1 2017)
Written on the 9 February 2017
It is important that parents/carers teach their children how to be safe when arriving at and leaving the school grounds. Plan ahead - it is less stressful to plan where you will park, drop off or pick up your children. Give yourself plenty of time to find suitable parking once you arrive. Please do not pull into the bus stop as even a quick stop blocks the zone which creates a potentially dangerous scenario.
Drop-off and pick-up areas are designated places where you can quickly set down and pick up your children. They create a safe environment for children and keep traffic moving. However, there can often be queues at drop-off and pick-up areas outside schools. Please discuss with your son(s) alternative drop-off and pick-up points which may alleviate congestion and be safer for all concerned.
Middle School Drop-off and Pick-up areas:
When using a Drop-off and Pick-up area:
Parking safety tips for drivers
Illegally or dangerously parked vehicles
Emu (flags) crossings
What should pedestrians and drivers do?
When your child is walking or riding home by bike, have a conversation about road safety. They should cross major roads with caution and only at traffic lights and only on the green walk signal. A reminder that skateboards and scooters should not be ridden to school.
By following a few simple safety guidelines parents/carers and the College can work together to ensure the safe arrival and departure of students with minimal stress.