School crossings in City of Port Phillip

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    In line with advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer, metropolitan Melbourne is under Stage 4 restrictions.

    This means that early childhood education and care (ECEC) services in metropolitan Melbourne will operate under different rules to those in rural and regional Victoria.

    From Thursday 6 August, ECEC services in metropolitan Melbourne should only remain open to provide education and care for those children whose parents or carers are permitted workers and for vulnerable children. This includes children:

    • in out-of-home care
    • deemed by Child Protection and/or Family Services to be at risk of harm
    • identified by the school as vulnerable (including via referral from a family violence agency, homelessness or youth justice service, or mental health, or other health service)
    • with a disability where the family is experiencing severe stress
    • from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) or refugee backgrounds.

    The Victorian Chief Health Officer has advised that early childhood services remain safe places for staff and children who are eligible to attend – but these restrictions are a critical measure to reduce the movement of students and families across the state.

    For more information on Stage 4 restrictions, review the advice provided by the Department of Health and Human Services.

    School crossing supervisors have a much-valued role in our community, helping students and parents cross the road safely during peak school times.

    With 15 primary schools in the City of Port Phillip, it’s important that we all play our part in slowing down and staying below the required 40km per hour in school zones. When parking in a school area, remember to avoid parking 20 metres in front of, or 10 metres behind, a school crossing while the flags are displayed, unless otherwise signed.

    The City of Port Phillip monitors school crossings to ensure the safety of pedestrians and students attending schools within the municipality. School crossing supervisors are allocated to schools on a needs basis. Supervisors are predominantly funded by the City of Port Phillip, with some funding from VicRoads.

    School crossing operations

    We have 34 school crossing supervisors who brave all sorts of weather to assist pedestrians in City of Port Phillip. They include permanent part-time and relief staff.

    School crossings are located at some intersections, pedestrian light crossings and flagged children’s crossings.

    Hours of operation

    School crossing supervisors work Monday to Friday during the school term between:

    • 8 am to 9 am
    • 3 pm to 4 pm

    Report an issue with a school crossing

    We encourage you to provide feedback on our staff and report an issue, such as:

    • unattended school crossings
    • maintenance issues

    You can contact us here to make a report

    Become a relief school crossing supervisor

    We are always on the lookout for relief school crossing supervisors.  Check out our Careers page here.

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