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Safety Within Our School Grounds

29/05/2014
 
Safety Within Our School Grounds
 
SPEED LIMIT 15KMS/ HOUR
 
The advertised speed limit within our school is 15 km/hr. This is designated in main for the safety of your children whilst in our school grounds. This is to be observed at all times. Students are not permitted to be picked up within the school grounds at 3:00pm unless they have extenuating circumstances (e.g. wheelchair, chronic sickness, large musical instrument, permission from Administration, etc).
 
The speed limit in the pickup area outside is signed at 40 km/hr. It would be advisable to drive well below this limit as we have a great number of students heading in the same direction to buses, student pick up area and across Phillip Street.
 
The limited parking spaces can cause delays getting into the pickup area with traffic being backed up past the roundabout on Benaraby Road. This is escalated if buses are wishing to enter the pickup zone. If it would be possible to pick up your students from Windward Passage or Elizabeth Street, this would help alleviate this problem.
 
EARLY & LATE CLASSES
 
Students are to be dropped and picked up from the front of the school on Philip Street or Benaraby Road. They are not to be driven into or picked up from inside the school grounds. There is a “Restricted Access’ sign on the driveway into our school.
This means employees and people with school related business have access. Again these measures are designed to reduce traffic on school grounds. This is for the safety of your children and all other students. Your cooperation with these few simple rules will make our school a much safer place.
 
PUSHBIKES, SKATEBOARDS & SCOOTERS
 
There is a designated concrete path (Telstra exchange on Philip Street) for entry and exit to our school for pushbikes, skateboards & scooters. They are not to be ridden at any time within the school grounds. They are most definitely not to be ridden on the main exit road that exits that fronts onto Philip Street.
 
Nick Muir WHSA