The commencement of the school year always heightens everyone’s concern as parents and schools set up routines. When driving your children to and from school, we need your full support and cooperation.
Our local streets are busy before and after school. While we can’t change the local streets we can review and modify our driving habits in the interest of road safety and the security of the students. Please drive slowly when using local streets, avoid double parking in the set down areas at and be mindful of safety at all times.
Do not encourage or allow children to run across the road to you in a parking situation. If possible review your set down and pick-up times. If you have no pressing engagements, please consider arriving a few minutes earlier in the morning or a few minutes later in the afternoon.
After school, staff members will supervise the Augusta Street and Trulson Drive zones. Remember that in the first ten minutes after school significant congestion occurs in the street.
Please consider collecting your children five or ten minutes later and that will help the overall traffic flow considerably. The waiting children are supervised until approximately 3.20 pm at the front gate, at which time they are escorted to the office if parents and caregivers are delayed.
Parents are strongly advised to comply with the parking and road regulations that apply to local streets, and to exercise patience and cooperation. Queensland Transport officers, council parking inspectors and officers from the Queensland Police Service monitor this area regularly, sometimes without notice and will enforce regulations if need be.
Please take care in order to make drop off and pick up a happy and safe time for all.
Verbal abuse of other drivers and road rage in front of children is out of order and will normally be reported to police.
Suggestions to help alleviate congestion problems:
1. Use the Trulson Drive car park
2. Arrive 10 minutes or so later when the main rush is over. The front gate is supervised until 3:20pm and Trulson Drive gate till 3.15 pm.
3. Car pool with another family.
4. Meet your children at one of the other entrances – we have two gates into Ironwood Street.