As the school grows so too does the pressure on resources and space. The carpark is no exception.

We have had reports of some cars blocking the school driveway and the road while waiting to access the car park. Please do not queue and block the flow of traffic. If the carpark is full please use the parking across the road at Knights Stream Park and use the kea crossing with your children. Space on site are of a premium.

The ‘Kiss and Go’ is not a place to park. Please do not leave your car to enter the school as this blocks the flow of traffic. here is a useful video for you to learn how to use the drop off area.

We actively encourage children to bike, walk and scooter to school. If pupils walk, scooter or bike to and from school they need to be competent at crossing roads and cyclists need to have an excellent road sense. High visibility safety vests are available from Mainland Uniforms and are to be worn at all times. Younger cyclists (Y1-5) should be accompanied by an adult. Cycles and scooters are to be put in the stands and preferably locked. Cycle safety helmets are required by law.

Bikes and scooters are allowed to be used at school. Children must wear suitable footwear and helmets. Children are not allowed to share bikes, scooters or helmets.

If crossing Richmond Avenue please use the Kea Crossing between 8.25am – 8.45am and 2.50pm – 3.10pm

Travelling to School by Car: Requirements for child restraints.

The law says you must:

Until their 7th birthday

Correctly secure your child in an approved child restraint

From their 7th to their 8th birthday

Correctly secure your child in an approved child restraint if one is available in the vehicle (and if not, in any child restraint or safety belt that is available)

From 8th birthday to 14 years old

Must use safety belts if available. If not available, they must travel in the back seat.

Over 14 years old

Must use safety belts where they are available.

Please note that front airbags can be dangerous to small children in the front seat of a vehicle.

By Mike Molloy