HELP US KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

Arriving at school to drop-off and pick-up your child can be a very busy time. Extra caution should be exercised and to ensure we keep everyone safe please observe the following guidelines.

  • Observe speed limits in and around the school grounds
  • Respect local neighbours and their right to access their driveway
  • Give yourself plenty of time to find suitable parking once you arrive
  • Keep pedestrian crossings and footpaths clear
  • Do not stop in a bus stop or bus zone
  • Always give way to pedestrians
  • Please be patient and polite to other road users

USE THE DESIGNATED CROSSINGS

It is dangerous to cross outside of the designated crossing areas, particularly where there is a high volume of traffic. Please remember to use the STOP LOOK LISTEN THINK procedure to check that vehicles have stopped and drivers have seen you before you walk across the road. We also ask everyone to please follow the instructions of crossing monitors.

NO CROSSING IN FRONT OF THE SCHOOL GATES

Walking out past the front gate of the school is extremely hazardous due to the high volume of cars entering and exiting the school. In the interests of the safety of everyone we ask all families to take a little extra time to use the crossings provided.

HOW TO USE THE DEDICATED DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP ZONE

The drop-off and pick-up zones are located in front of Pod E and Pod C (see map below) and work efficiently if everyone abides by the guidelines, including:

  • Drivers should remain in their vehicles at all times in the Drop-off and Pick-up zone. 
  • Make sure children use the left hand side doors only to get in and out of the car.
  • Where possible cars can shuffle up to the next free space while waiting for their kids. This allows cars to enter the drop off zone from the back, rather than attempting to parallel park at a busy time.
  • Please encourage your children to move quickly out of school so they are ready to hop in the car when you arrive.
  • To help keep this zone congestion free, we ask that you stop for no more than five minutes.

NO DOUBLE PARKING AT ANYTIME

It is important that we all park legally to provide a safer environment for pedestrians. Double parking not only restricts the view of drivers, it forces children onto the road and obstructs the flow of traffic.

A driver must not stop a vehicle between the centre of the road and another vehicle that is parked at the side of the road, this includes vehicles parked in marked parking bays.

We ask everyone to please use the drop-off and pick-up zone or park in a designated parking bay (as shown on the map below).

ENSURE DISABLED PARKING AREAS ARE USED CORRECTLY 

You are not allowed to park in parking bays that have a disabled parking sign or road marking, unless you have a valid disabled parking permit.

Balcombe Grammar has two dedicated parking areas - one in front of the gymnasium and the other in front of Pod C (see map below).

CHILDREN AND PETS MUST NOT BE LEFT UNATTENDED IN CARS

In Victoria it is an offence for a person responsible for a child to leave them unattended for any longer than is reasonable, without making appropriate arrangements for the child’s supervision and care. This includes leaving a child unattended in a car.

Never leave your child or pet alone in the car, even for a minute. Parked cars can get hot very quickly. Even on cool or overcast days or when the car is parked in the shade, the temperature inside a car can rise to dangerous and even fatal levels very quickly.

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Primary and Secondary Co-education
389 Nepean Highway Mount Martha Victoria 3934 Australia
Telephone: +61 3 5970 1100 Facsimile: +61 3 5974 2755
CRICOS PROVIDER CODE 03381B
http://www.balcombegrammar.vic.edu.au/