Thank you for helping to keep our children safe.
Every now and then we need to remind ourselves to work together as a community to make sure our school site is as safe as it can possible be.
On the Truganina site we now have over 1600 children per day leaving a footprint. Many of them are constantly on the move along paths and roadways.
In Amici, some of them are not walking yet, others are toddling, and a very real fact is that at any moment a young child may dart out between two parked cars anywhere on the campus. Just because we can see an older student on the edge of a road, doesn’t mean we can see the little child next to them.
We have done some obvious things to help with driving safety; more traffic wardens, more pedestrian crossings, more parking, a reduced speed limit of 10km/h, more signage, more staff in vests, more communication and more listening to feedback.
But to make all this work safely we rely largely on the courtesy, patience and common-sense of those who choose to drive onto a site filled with children of all ages.
Unfortunately the ugly spectre of ‘road rage’ is not confined to other places. It is a societal problem that when some adults get behind the wheel of a car they change their personality and make poor choices, even though they are under the intense scrutiny of their children. Role-modelling doesn’t stop when inside a vehicle.
We have greatly appreciated:
It only takes one thoughtless moment for all this to fall apart in the worst possible way.
So again, thank you for keeping our children safe.
Andrew McGregor – Associate Principal