Published on: 1 March 2013

Friendly faces have been greeting parents as they drop boys off at the turning circle adjacent to Sandover Dining Hall this term. Year 12 prefects are helping boys exit vehicles safely and quickly in an effort to keep cars moving during peak morning traffic.

Headmaster Garth Wynne said the aim of the initiative was to further improve on the steady traffic flow through the drop-off and pick-up area. “This is another way of helping the school and wider community have a safe and positive experience at this busy time of the day,” he said.

Mr Wynne said the Year 12 students were there to open car doors and to help younger boys with their bags as they exited the car. He reminded parents that if boys must be driven to school, to ensure they only use the school drop-off area, especially at peak times. He also asked parents to assist the duty prefects by ensuring their sons and daughters (from MLC) had their bags on their laps, rather than in the boot, so they could alight quickly.

Mr Wynne said the initiative was another way the School was working with its community to encourage safe pedestrian behavior. “It has also been pleasing to see so many boys taking advantage of the weather and arriving at school both on foot and by bike,” he said.

“We continue to encourage parents to have their sons ‘walk a little way’, which reduces the number of cars around the school grounds at peak times.”