Please remember that the speed limit on roads around the school is 40 kmh from 8:00 – 9:30am and 2:30 – 4:00pm in Furlong Road and at all times in Carmody Drive and Shepperd Way. The police have advised that these limits will be strictly enforced around all schools.
Please observe all parking signs when you park around the school. Brimbank Council is very strict in enforcing parking restrictions around the school, including parking on nature strips. Please be aware that the 2 car parks next to the disabled car park at the front of the school in Carmody Drive are 2 minute drop of parks from 8:00am to 9:00am. It has been brought to my attention that parents are using this 2 minute drop-off zone as a ‘normal’ car park and leaving their car there whilst they take their children into school. If you use these 2 parking spaces for long periods of time in that 1 hour window each morning you run the real risk of being fined by Brimbank Council.
For the safety of all our children, I ask everyone to follow the speed limits, the parking regulations and use the flagged School Crossings around the school.
This week with one of our students being hit by a car, we have been reminded of how important it is to be safe when crossing roads and around vehicles. We constantly see unsafe incidents and practices around our school both by parents and students. Roads and vehicles are an everyday part of life for all of us. Either as a driver, a passenger, or as a pedestrian, we all must negotiate the road traffic environment on a daily basis.
Children are especially vulnerable around vehicles and roads due to their size and capabilities. Be aware of the opportunities to teach children to become safer road -users. When walking with your children make sure you are using the school or pedestrian crossings rather than taking potentially unsafe shortcuts.
- Talk about the importance of wearing seat belts and insist that everyone in the vehicle wears appropriate restraints for their age and size.
- Point out rules of the road when driving.
- Always demonstrate responsible and safe behaviours when driving, as a passenger or while walking anywhere around vehicles and roads.
Remember children learn good habits from adults modelling correct behaviour .