Road safety Information for Families

The entrance areas to schools are busy places in the morning and afternoon so be aware of road safety. If you are driving your child to school please follow our school's drop off and pick up procedures and Traffic Management Plan - this is for your child's safety and for the safety of all other children attending Our Lady Help of Christian’s.

Drop Off / Pick Up Zone
Parents are asked to ensure their children safely cross Rhodes Street when dropping them off each morning. Parents are asked to park in designated areas on the Traffic Management Plan and not to obstruct the various driveways along Rhodes Street.

Walking to school
Students must walk on the footpath along Rhodes Street.

Cycling to School
No child will be allowed to cycle to and from school unless they wear an approved bicycle helmet. Students will walk their cycles within school grounds.

Bus Drop Off / Pick Up
The designated Bus area is out of bounds for non-bus vehicles between the hours of 8.15 – 9.00am and 3.00 – 3.45pm.

40km School Zone
40km/h school zones help protect children on their way to and from schools at the times and places where they are often in high numbers. This lower speed limit reduces the risk and potential severity of a crash. School zone signs, dragon’s teeth road markings and flashing lights improve the visibility of school zones.

40km/h school zones are in force on all days which are not a weekend, a public holiday or a publicly notified school holiday for government schools and operate from 8 to 9.30am and from 2.30 to 4pm. School zone days include school development days, also known as student-free days, because some students may attend their school on these days. This applies to our school because of OSHC.

Traffic Management Plan

The below map outlines the details of Traffic Management at OLHC. 40km per hour School Zones are identified along with pick up/drop off and parent parking zones. As there are double lines on the road outside of the school, U-turns are not permitted. Please use the carpark to turn around.

OLHC Sth Lismore traffic management
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It is important that as a community we work together to keep our children safe.