The City of Swan has contacted the College expressing concerns about unsafe and illegal parking practices around our school, particularly at afternoon pick-up time. The areas of greatest concern include parking on footpaths, parking in bus bays, parking contrary to regulatory signage and parking on resident’s verges and across their driveways. While this behaviour is limited to a small number of drivers, it has a big impact on the safety of our students.
We wish to advise you that City of Swan Officers will be attending La Salle College on a regular basis to conduct parking patrols, with the potential to issue Infringement Notices with associated financial penalties. To avoid receiving an Infringement Notice, all parents and guardians are reminded to park safely and legally at all times, and if practical to do so:
- Consider arriving 10-15 minutes later to pick up your child, which may allow for the bulk of traffic to clear the College grounds
- Plan your trip so you arrive with time to spare in case you have to a walk a distance to the College
- Consider the use of alternative transport options including carpooling, public transport, cycling and walking (even if only from across the oval)
- Use designated College Pick up/Drop off areas where possible.
If you witness any illegal or unsafe parking practices around the College, you should contact the City of Swan by phone 9267 9267 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City of Swan has developed a School Road Safety Guide to reinforce the key messages around school road safety, including safe parking practices. The Guide is available on the City’s website under the “Parking near schools” tab at the following link: Safe-and-legal-parking.
Thank you to those families who are always doing the right thing in relation to parking. With over 1300 students, La Salle College is a busy place, and we need to work together to keep the area around our school safe for all.
Scott McIlroy Deputy Principal Year 7-9 | Shannon Smith Deputy Principal Year 10-12