HELP US KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

Arriving at school to drop-off and pick-up students can be a very busy time and extra caution should be exercised. We ask all members of the BGS Community to please remember to:

  • 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
  • We also ask everyone to please follow the instructions of crossing monitors.

HOW TO USE THE DEDICATED KISS & GO ZONE

The Kiss & Go Zone is located at the front of the school (near the school gates). To ensure efficient operation of the zone, we ask the community to please abide by the following guidelines:

  • To help keep this zone congestion free, there is a 2-minute limit between 8am-9:30am and 2:30-4pm
  • Drivers are to remain in their vehicles at all times in the Kiss & Go zone
  • Make sure passengers 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 - this allows cars to enter the Kiss & Go 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.

NO DOUBLE PARKING

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.

Please use the Kiss & Go zone or park in a designated parking bay.

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.

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.

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.

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 the 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/