Once again the lives of our students are being placed at extreme risk by the behaviour of our own parents as they jockey to save a few minutes in traffic.
Wongaburra Street has become the new danger zone with some motorists bypassing the green zone in Burrendah Road and using the Wongaburra Street parking area as a pick-up zone. Students who are being dropped off or picked up by car at school should do so at the green zone in Burrendah Road. Pick-ups and drop-offs in Wongaburra Street are creating an unacceptable hazard. This area has angle parking which is designated for parents to park, walk into the school and collect their children within the parking time limit.
The area outside the Prep is designated Bus/Loading zone and should not be used to pick up children after school as this is the time when buses may need to use this area. If using this zone at other times of the day, drivers must remain with their vehicles at all times.
During recent days, cars have been observed queuing behind cars parked in the angle parking bays and children are running out onto the road to get into a car. This is extremely dangerous and could be life threatening. During the recent rainy weather, the situation became even worse. If you value the well-being of our children above a little personal inconvenience, then pick up and set down children in the right place and do not play “Russian Roulette” for the sake of a few minutes waiting in traffic.