In 2008 CMcK worked with the Wellington City Council to develop a safe school travel plan. From this extensive survey and consultation the current parking and road patrol procedures were developed. Due to the recent consultation over the available bus services the opportunity to review our procedures has arisen. We will again be working with the WCC and NZ Police to ensure that our procedures are as safe as possible. Our current procedures are:
School Drop Off, Pick Up, Procedures
CMcK BoT and Staff encourage all drop offs and pick ups to be completed on our school courts. Before school parents walk their students to the pathway beside the hall, younger students can walk with a sibling Yr 5 and over. It is very important that all drivers are aware that sometimes students may forget the rules and rush across the playground—the speed limit inside our school is posted on signs as you drive in the gate. After school students are to be picked up from the hall or on the path outside the hall. Students are not to commence playing in the playground until the adult who is picking them up has arrived. This ensures that the Staff know all students have been safely picked up. Those students who are walking home must have left the school grounds before 3:15pm to ensure they are crossed safely by the teacher on bus duty.
Meet at the bus shelter directly after the bell and inform your teacher of which bus you are catching. Staff always contact the bus company to report late arrival of busses. We are also currently compiling numbers for the WCC consultation.
Our school patrol is a wonderful group of parent volunteers. They wear a high visibility jacket so all are aware that they are acting as a school patroller. Because of the corners before the crossing and the speed which cars travel we ask that no one drops off within ten meters of the crossing. Although there are not yellow lines there we ask that you respect our request to keep our volunteers and students safe. The school patrollers keep the school informed of any circumstances were they believe safety has been compromised. They will give polite reminders to families who park within 10 meters during the morning crossing duty.