Our local environment continues to be quite dangerous and we are constantly worried about your children coming to and from school. We have had a series of near misses and driver complaints because some children have not been taking notice when they have been crossing roads or have been playing with their mates on their way to school.


All students and adults are expected to use the school crossings in the appropriate manner. The school crossing supervisor has the force of the law behind them. They can report cars that don’t stop and they can report people who don’t use the crossing properly.

School crossings are not to be used for dropping off children while the crossing supervisor is using it to allow people to cross the road.

We know it is a busy time of the day and traffic is often congested. You still must use common sense and obey the rules of the road. Most of all, please don’t put your child’s safety at risk.


The staff car park is NOT to be used as a pick up and drop off zone for you and the children. This is a dangerous environment with people coming to and from school. If the streets are full use the COLES car park.


We understand that street parking is limited and that Duff Street is quite narrow in parts. When you say goodbye to your child in the morning please don’t ask them to come around to the driver’s side to give you a kiss goodbye. This is very dangerous and places your child on the road.


A reminder that our students are not allowed to enter COLES without adult supervision or a note between the hours of 8.30 am and 9.00 am in the morning and 3.15 and 3.45 pm in the afternoon. This is for their own protection and safety. We have too many instances where our students have been caught shop lifting or in some cases accused of shop lifting.


The Monahans Road and Wallace Road gates are now open for restricted hours. Our main entry gate is always open on Duff St but the other Duff St Gate is also only open for restricted hours: The gates are open only on school days.

Hours open:

8.00 am to 9.30 am

2.30 pm to 4.30 pm

This is to ensure that your children are safe and to restrict public usage.

See next week’s newsletter for Part 2 of Student Safety.

Andrew Bergmeier