Traffic management

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Parking on school premises

Rationale: To provide guidance to all users of all Christ Church Grammar School’s car park facilities. The school strives to provide a safe environment for students, staff and visitors, including the school’s car parks.

  • Onsite parking
  • Visitors, contractors and volunteers
  • Parents/carers parking on premises
  • Student parking
  • Bicycles, skateboards, scooters
  • Traffic management devices
  • Miscellaneous

On-site parking

The vehicle user parks in the school grounds at their own risk. The school will not accept any liability or damage to vehicles.

The school provides, where space permits, on-site parking for school staff. Parking provisions are provided for disabled persons and visitors, if space is available.

Where a driver parks a vehicle under the conditions of a permit, then the driver must clearly display the permit on or near the dashboard, clearly visible from the outside of the vehicle.

Parking is monitored by the Town of Claremont parking officials. Cars not displaying a valid parking permit will be issued a parking infringement notice, or may have a wheel clamp applied.

Visitors, contractors and volunteers

Visitor’s temporary parking permits will be issued from reception to those who require parking. CCGS will endeavour to meet parking requirements; however parking bays are limited and may not be available at the time.

Parents/carers parking on school premises

Parents/carers are not encouraged to drive onto the school site to pick up or drop off students due to the issues of pedestrian safety and traffic congestion, unless they specifically use the designated pick up and drop off zone the school has provided.

Printed information is in the school e-newsletter at commencement of each term and permanently on the school’s website stating that the school car park has a designated pick up/drop off zone for parents to use.

Parking bays designated with a yellow dot are for the use of parents with boys in Pre Primary. These bays are available for general parking outside the Pre Primary drop-off and pick-up times.

Indiscriminate vehicular access by parents increases traffic congestion and places students at risk.

Student parking

Senior school students, who have acquired their license and intend to drive to school, are required to complete an application form.

The vehicle is to be parked and locked where it will not inconvenience local residents.

Students are not permitted to park in school grounds or the neighbouring parking precincts:

  • The Bethesda Hospital car park
  • The area in Queenslea Drive near the church
  • Freshwater Parade (restricted to 2 hour parking)

Bicycles, skateboards, scooters

Students are not permitted to ride their bikes, scooters or skateboards on school grounds during the hours of 7.30 am to 4.00 pm. Designated pathways are provided within the school grounds to walk these vehicles to and from school. Bike racks are provided throughout the campus.

Traffic management devices

The school has devices to restrict access or change traffic movement practices on the site. These calming devices consist of lockable bollards, gates, reserved parking bay signs, walkway crossings and at peak times and special events, traffic wardens will be present to ensure safe traffic flow.

Signs must be complied with. Drivers must not park, stop or speed contrary to the inscription or symbol on a sign.

All these measures are to be observed at all times.

Miscellaneous

  • Service vehicles must have insurance cover before actively engaging in commercial purposes.
  • Vehicles are not to remain in the car park for a continuous period of more than twenty-four hours.