Road Safety and Student Driver Expectations

At St Francis Xavier’s College the staff will support the safety of students by:

  • Constantly reminding students about their responsibility as drivers, passengers, cyclists or other road users.
  • Providing supervision each afternoon as students are departing the College.
  • Requesting that any staff member or volunteer who will be transporting students provide evidence of a current driver’s license and insurance cover.

Arriving and Departing

Parents/carers and family members are encouraged to inform students about and reinforce correct and responsible road use behaviours.

There are four designated points of entry to St Francis Xavier’s College:

  • Everton Street
  • Parkway Avenue
  • Hebburn Street
  • Ada Street

Given the large number of students who drive to school, students need to exercise caution when approaching and leaving the College grounds and the environs.

The College is located in a 40km/h school zone where a 40km/h speed limit applies for the hours of 8:00am – 9:30am and 2:30pm – 4:00pm on school days. The speed limit is lowered to 40km/h during these hours to increase the safety of the students arriving and departing the school. Drivers must abide by these speed regulations.

Parents/carers, family members and students are expected to use the legal street parking spaces for pickup and delivery of students. It is illegal to park on the median strip in Parkway Avenue.

Students must follow road rules in relation to parking across driveways, close to intersections and in no-parking zones.

Students are not to walk along the median strip along King Street but must use the pedestrian crossing and lights appropriately.

The car park is for staff and visitors only. Students are NOT to use the car park unless given permission by the principal for exceptional circumstances.

Students approaching the College in the morning or leaving the College in the afternoon in the direction of the TAFE are asked to walk around the TAFE, not through it.  The TAFE grounds are private property.

Students who utilise the Assisted Travel Scheme are accompanied to and from the vehicle by a staff member.

Students riding a bike to school, need to store it in the designated area and use a lock to secure their bike and helmet during the day while on site.

Students riding a skateboard or scooter to school, must abide by road rules and expectations and do so in a safe manner. Arrangements can be made with the relevant LOWE for storage of these items during the school day.

Student Driver Expectations

The expectations for student drivers at the College are as follows:

  • Students are only permitted to drive to and from the College once a completed permission form has been returned to Students Services.
  • Students are not permitted to drive to other College events or activities, including sport, retreats, excursions, etc. without the permission of the principal.
  • Drivers are only permitted to carry passengers whose parents/carer have granted permission for them to do so. A form is available from student services.
  • The nominated passenger must have written permission from their parents/carer. The written permission is to be given to Student Services.

If expectations are breached, then the student may face significant disciplinary consequences.

The following forms are available from Student Services:

  1. Permission Note to Transport Students During School Hours to Approved School Activities by a Parent/Staff member/Volunteer
  2. Permission Note for Student to Travel as a Passenger
  3. Permission Note for Student Drivers for Approved School Activities