St Cecilia's to Welcome Two New Crossing Supervisors

Safety for students at St Cecilia’s Catholic Primary School in Balgowlah will be strengthened with two of 88 new school crossing supervisors to soon be appointed as students return to the classroom.

Member for Manly James Griffin said St Cecilia’s was one of 80 schools across the state preparing to welcome a new school crossing supervisor as part of the NSW Government’s plan to fast track the appointment of 300 new school crossing supervisors within three years.   

“This appointment has been made possible thanks to the Government’s $18.5 million commitment to increasing student safety around schools. The new crossing supervisors will monitor the crossings at Wanganella Street and White Street as children walk to and from school,” Mr Griffin said.

“We look forward to welcoming our new school crossing supervisor over the coming months as they join more than 1200 others across the state helping to keep primary school students safe.”

Mr Griffin said as students return to the classroom from today their safety is a key priority and school crossing supervisors are part of a suite of measures to keep kids safe.

Other measures include reduced speed limits in school zones as well as high visibility safety treatments like signs, “dragon teeth” road markings and flashing lights.

“We have seen an increase in traffic around schools in the past few months as many parents choose to drive their children to and from school as a way of maintaining social distancing,” Mr Griffin said.

“In Manly, we are also trialling reduced speed limits in school zones to protect our school communities here in the heart of the CBD.”

The Centre for Road Safety also provides road safety educational activities for teachers to use in the classroom and for families to share with their children at home on the Safety Town website

For more information about the School Crossing Supervisor program visit here.