Drop off & Pick up Procedures The school is situated in an area of very heavy traffic, and adherence to the traffic laws by everyone (parents, children and the wider public) is essential. The school is served by two school crossings, both of which are controlled before and after school by a crossing person.
When crossing either Drummond or Eyre Streets children must use the crossing in the correct manner: wait for the supervisor to stop the traffic and only walk across when the whistle sounds.
Parents delivering or collecting children are asked to set the example by obeying all road rules and laws. This particularly applies to the practice of double parking and dropping children on the crossing.
After school traffic in Errard Street can be very heavy in a short space of time. Children are not to cross Errard Street without the supervision of a parent or teacher. Children are not to play in the drain or on the playground when waiting to be picked up at Errard Street. Children waiting to be picked up wait in the bus shelter adjacent to the Errard Street gate.
Traffic Safety The following practices are deemed to be unsafe and are banned in the school area:
Other illegal parking, including parking closer than lawfully permitted to the school crossings, obstructing property driveways and blocking the taxi rank.
Making U-turns in Drummond Street, outside the school, and in Eyre Street between Errard and Drummond Streets, when the school crossing flags are displayed
Allowing or encouraging children to cross Drummond or Eyre Streets adjacent to the school boundaries, other than at the official crossings.
Disregarding the speed limits within the school speed zone.
The teachers are to include these matters as part of their on-going road safety education program in the classroom.
Bicycles Some children ride to and from school on their bikes or scooters. We suggest that children under Year 4 not be allowed to ride without adult supervision. Children must wear helmets while riding. Bikes and scooters are to be walked in the school grounds. It is recommended that as a safety precaution bikes be locked while at school. The bike rack is not a play area and is out of bounds for all children.
ST PATRICK'S PARISH PRIMARY SCHOOL 119 Drummond Street South Ballarat VIC 3350
Postal Address: PO Box 82W, Ballarat West VIC 3350