IMPORTANT MESSAGE: STUDENT SAFETY IN 2017
Parents, Guardians and Students
would be aware the Hudson Street main car park and bus stop re-development has
been completed to ensure increased safety for our students. These improvements are listed below and I
request all parents and students abide by the new procedures from Day 1 on
Monday 23rd January.
1. Designated bus set down and pick up area
on Hudson Street.
This area was
re-developed in late 2016 and is for buses only. Cars must not enter this area at any time to
drop off or pick up students. Police
will be monitoring this area.
2. Student set down and pick up area in
re-developed car park.
Parents driving their
children to school are requested to use the new student set down and pick up
area in the car park. The entrance into
the car park is via the gate adjacent to the pool. Follow the one-way lane around to the covered
pick up area (highlighted in pink below) and move into the left lane for
student pick up. The right lane is for
drive through traffic and the striped area in front of the covered area must
remain free of vehicles at all times.
Please keep the student pick up lane moving as much as possible and be
on the alert for pedestrians and students being collected from the Special
Education block prior to exiting the car park via the gate adjacent to the
Special Education block.
3. Students riding bikes to school
In 2017 the student
bike compound is located behind the machinery shed beside the main car
park. There are only two (2) ways to
enter and exit the bike compound so that riders remain out of the car park and
safe at all times:
Students entering the bike compound from Hudson
Street must do so from the school pedestrian gate beside the pool (indicated by
red arrow on right). Follow the
pedestrian path around past the pool entrance and then down the path between
the Automotive Shed and Trade Training Centre.
The other entrance for students riding bikes to
school is via the pedestrian gate on Thuringowa Drive beside the basketball
courts. Upon entry through this gate
students must follow the pathway through the school to the bike compound.
When crossing Hudson Street or Thuringowa Drive
students must dismount and walk their bikes across the road using the
Students must lock their bike in the compound
and the compound will also be locked at 9 a.m. each day and opened at 2 p.m. on
Monday and 2.45 p.m. Tuesday – Friday for students to retrieve their bikes and
safely exit the school via one of these gates.
Once bikes are locked in the compound, students walk down the path and
enter the school via the gate at the Performing Arts Block (indicated by left
red arrow). The car park must remain
free of student cyclists at all times.
When exiting via the pool gate, students are asked to take particular
care and be considerate of pedestrians when riding past the entrance to the
4. Students walking to and from school via
Hudson Street car park
There are two (2)
pedestrian gates for students arriving at and exiting school via the Hudson
Street car park area:
Gate near Special Education block – stay on the
pedestrian path and enter the school through the next nearest gate.
Pedestrian gate at pool – follow the pedestrian
path past the pool entrance and then between the Automotive Shed and Training
Centre. Continue to walk past the bike
compound and follow the path down the black fence line adjacent to the
oval. Enter the school via the gate
beside the Performing Arts Block.
All students walking to and from school must
stay out of the car park at all times.
Students walking across Hudson Street on Thuringowa
Drive must do so at the designated pedestrian crossings only.
5. Administration Block car park
This car park or the
entrance to the car park on Hudson Street must not be used to drop off or pick
up students. Parents are requested to
use the set down/pick up area provided in the main car park.
6. Students driving to school
All students that drive
their own cars to school must park their cars on the streets adjacent to the
school. The car park on Hudson Street is
a designated staff only car park.
I look forward to welcoming
you all back to school next week.