Dear Parents & Caregivers,
We are pleased to let you know that we will be able to use the new carpark from Monday 18th March. The new carpark has 100 new car spaces.
From Monday 18th March we will have different arrangements in place for St Madeleine’s and Marian Catholic College students for Morning Drop Off and Afternoon Pick up.
From Monday 18th March we will ONLY BE ABLE TO ACCESS THE SCHOOL VIA THE MAIN DRIVEWAY. The second driveway will be temporarily closed so the builders can continue their work to build the second carpark and other underground installations for the new church.
Morning Drop Off
After turning in the main driveway you are to turn left into the driveway in front of the Parish House and continue around the entire new carpark loop in a one way direction to drop Marian and St Madeleine’s students off at the Primary school’s COLA.
All students whether from Marian or St Madeleine’s are to be dropped off there. Parents aren’t permitted to drive further down the main driveway to drop off students between the hours of 8.15am – 9.00am as per the existing signage.
There will be a pedestrian walkway established from the top end of the oval straight out onto Annangrove Road. This will be located close to the existing temporary walkway.
If you would like to park in the new carpark you are able to access the school site via the pedestrian crossing close to the Primary school’s demountable. When you are leaving the car park during morning drop off & afternoon pick up you will need to join the carpark loop to exit.
Year 12 students who have permission to park on site will be able to utilise the available parking in this area. All drivers must join the one way queue to exit the site. For safety reasons, all students are to access the pedestrian crossing when entering or exiting the carpark on foot.
Afternoon Pick Up
Parents will drive in the main driveway and continue around the carpark loop and pick up at the Primary school’s COLA.
All Marian students who are picked up in the afternoon are to wait under the Primary school’s COLA. Under no circumstances should students access parent vehicles at any other location.
In the afternoon there will be NO RIGHT TURN from the main gate onto Annangrove Road between 2.30pm and 4pm school days. Buses are excepted. For vehicles wanting to turn right, you will still need to turn left and do a U-turn at the roundabout on Bannerman Rd.
With only one entrance and exit you can appreciate that we need to do all we can to ensure the traffic flows as smoothly as possible.
Under no circumstances is any family to drive down the main driveway beyond the St Madeleine’s bus bay during morning and afternoon pick up (8.15am – 9.00am & 3.00pm – 4.00pm). Teachers will be monitoring this very closely.
Please adhere to our 10km speed limit and other signage around the school.
These traffic flow arrangements will be in place until the Church and surrounds are completed later in the year.
Please cooperate with us as we do all we can to create safe traffic and pedestrian access for everyone in our community. Please be patient & respectful of both drivers and pedestrians.
Please find attached a map for your reference. Traffic-Flow-March-2019