Over the holiday period the Pickup/ Drop Off area or “The Green Zone” was extended to include a number of short term parking spaces. This has created additional opportunities for vehicles to queue along the footpath, reducing impact on the road. However, the extension has created some challenges given that not all users of this area have been aware of the extension and the changes to the signage which allows for student to move further down the footpath to enter vehicles. In addition there continues to be the odd vehicle that parks in the zone disrupting the flow of traffic.
As a result, I have spoken to students regarding the zone and we are working to establish a section at the top of the zone closest to the Administration building for students to enter vehicles. This, it is hoped, will reduce the need for vehicles to pull in and out of the zone and allow traffic to move in a more organised manner to the front of the queue. Over the last week I have spent a number of days in this zone and have noted that apart from the keen ones who arrive from about 2.30pm to collect their children, the majority of drivers arrive at a reasonable time and have children collected by 3.15pm. Please be aware that this is a 2 minute zone. As a result when the zone is in operation and you reach the front of the queue you are expected to leave and drive around the block if your child is not there. Please remind your children to wait for you outside the fence not play in the playground. This will assist with the collection of students.
Thank you to our adopt-a-cop Ben for his dedication and assistance.
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