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Bicycle and Scooter Safety

Riding a bicycle or scooter on the roadway in conjunction with larger, much faster conveyances such as cars and trucks requires a high degree of skill, knowledge and maturity. Before allowing a child to ride a bicycle or scooter to school, please consider the following carefully:

1. The wearing of an approved safety helmet.

2. The child’s ability to manoeuvre and control a bicycle or scooter in traffic.

3. The safest route to take.

Bicycles or scooters are not to be ridden in the school grounds. Inside the grounds bicycles or scooters are to be walked to and from the bicycle racks provided for them. For security reasons, children are advised to have bike locks. The bike racks are locked from 9.00am to 3.00pm to ensure the security of the bikes and scooters. Collection of bikes or scooters outside of these times is by arrangement with the office staff.

Bus Services

Brisbane City Council provides transport to and from the school. For bus routes and timetables visit the translink website.

Parking

Parents are not permitted to park in the school grounds without prior consent of the Principal. Parking areas and student drop off and collection areas have been provided outside the school. Please take care of children alighting from buses and other vehicles in these spaces.

Observance of all road signs in the vicinity is also requested in order to provide as safe an environment as possible for our children on their way to and from school. Please ensure your car is stationary before letting out or collecting children.

There is no facility to park in the school grounds. On street parking is provided on Endiandra St and Ridegwood Rd. The Scout Hall and the Algester Sports Club permit parents to park their cars in their car parks before school and after school. Please do not enter the school grounds in your vehicle unless a prior arrangement has been made with the Principal. The “off street” parking areas within the grounds are for visitors and staff only in order to minimise the risk of injury to our students and to allow more street parking.

School Crossings

Persons trained by the Department of Transport supervise the pedestrian crossings on Endiandra St, and two crossings on Ridgewood Rd. These Lollipop supervisors are on duty from 8am to 9am and 3pm to 3.30pm.

Cars are not to be parked in the NO STANDING zones, as this obstructs the view of the supervisor. Full co-operation of both parents and children is requested for the safety of all.

Drop Off Zone

The 2 Minute Passenger Loading Zone [Drop Off Zone] is for set down or pick up. For those in a hurry who wish to ‘stop drop and go’, the 2 minute zone is for your convenience. Here are a few notes to consider for proper use of the zone.

Before school:

  • There is no supervision provided in the mornings.
  • Access the drop off zone from AJ’s Sports club end of Endiandra Street.
  • There is no right turn into the drop off zone from the school oval end of Endiandra St.
  • Drive into the drop off zone as far down the left lane as possible.
  • The students exit the car, but the car cannot be left unattended.
  • Once the students leave the car they can walk back up towards the office and down the pathway or cross the admin car park on the crossing and enter the tuckshop undercover area.
  • There is strictly no parking and parents are asked to move through as quickly as possible to maintain smooth flow of traffic.
  • Exit the drop off zone by pulling into the right drive through lane and exiting the school driveway.
  • There is no right turn from the school driveway. Left turn only until 9am

 

After School:

  • There is supervision provided for 20mins after school by a teacher aide and a member of Admin.
  • Students make their own way to the tuckshop undercover area at 3pm.
  • Access the drop off zone from AJ’s Sports club end of Endiandra Street.
  • There is no right turn into the drop off zone from the school oval end of Endiandra St.
  • Drive into the drop off zone as far down the left lane as possible.
  • Students move from the undercover area, across the car park crossing to the drop off zone when they see the parent’s car enter the drop off zone.
  • Students enter the car as quickly as possible.
  • Parents are asked not to wait at the drop off zone for their child to arrive if they are not at the waiting area. Instead they are asked to exit and drive around the block to re-enter the drop off zone to maintain a smooth flow of traffic.
  • At 3.20pm remaining students move to the drop off zone footpath and wait for their parents unsupervised.
  • Exit the drop off zone by pulling into the right drive through lane and exiting the school driveway.
  • There is no right turn from the school driveway. Left turn only until 4pm.

 
If children cannot be collected by 3.20pm parents are requested to make alternative after school care arrangements.

Please note Parking and Drop Off Zone are constantly monitored by our local Police.